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Hmmm, what to do with left over trout

Trout fresh from the lake

I am the beneficiary of my neighbor's fishing skills. He came by a few days ago with 5 lbs of trout, just hours from the lake. I saw him out cleaning it, but never thought I'd be fortunate enough to have some within minutes.

Fresh_trout

Doesn't get any fresher than this. C'mon, lets see what to do with it.

My first thought was, oh boy, cornmeal, deep fry. As I was working with the fish, preparing some for the freezer and setting aside what I wanted to cook that night, I started to appreciate the freshness and texture of the fish. Dang, right out of the lake, how lucky am I. I changed my mind and decided a gentle "fry" in butter was what this fish needed. I dusted it with cornstarch and dried lemongrass.

Cooking in butter.

Trout_in_butter

Browned butter is one of my favorite indulgences. Once the fish was finished I added a little, o.k. a lot, more butter to the pan and browned it. Once the butter was browned I added a healthy splash of Pinot Grigio, a squeeze of lemon and let that reduce by about half.

Browning_butter

Trout filet plated with butter sauce, cucumber and capers. I added more capers later. mmmmm

Plated

Absolutely delicious

Close_up

Yippiee!!! I have a lot more in the freezer.

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