Trout with Apples and Toasted Hazelnuts
Makes 2 servings
|1/3||cup whole hazelnuts|
|5||tablespoons butter or margarine, divided|
|1||large Red Delicious apple, cored and cut into 16 wedges|
|2||butterflied rainbow trout fillets (about 8 ounces each)|
|Salt and black pepper|
|3||tablespoons all-purpose flour|
|1||tablespoon lemon juice|
|1||tablespoon snipped fresh chives|
|Lemon slices and fresh chives (optional)|
- Preheat oven to 350°F. To toast hazelnuts, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until skins split.
- Wrap hazelnuts in kitchen towel; set aside 5 minutes to cool slightly. Rub nuts in towel to remove as much of the papery skins as possible. Process hazelnuts in food processor until coarsely chopped; set aside.
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; set aside.
- Rinse trout and pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, then coat in flour. Place fish in skillet. Cook 4 minutes or until golden and fish flakes easily when tested with fork, turning halfway through cooking time. Return apple to skillet. Reduce heat to low and keep warm.
- Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over low heat. Stir in lemon juice, chives and hazelnuts. To serve, sprinkle fish and apple with hazelnut mixture. Garnish with lemon slices and chives.
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