Broiled Trout with Piñon Butter


Makes 4 servings


4 whole trout (each about 8 ounces), cleaned
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons minced chives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup pine nuts, finely chopped
1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Place trout in heavy-duty resealable food storage bag. Whisk oil, wine, chives, parsley, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour over fish; seal bag. Marinate 30 minutes or refrigerate up to 2 hours, turning bag occasionally to distribute marinade. Combine butter and pine nuts; stir until well blended. Cover; let stand at room temperature until ready to use.
  2. Preheat broiler; spray broiling pan with nonstick cooking spray. Remove fish from marinade; reserve marinade. Place fish on broiling pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 4 minutes; turn fish over. Brush with marinade; continue broiling 4 to 6 minutes or until fish turns opaque and just begins to flake. Transfer fish to serving platter. Place a dollop of reserved butter mixture on each fish. Garnish with lemon wedges.


If you prefer to barbecue trout, place fish in a hinged wire broiler and grill, uncovered, 4 to 6 inches above low-glowing coals.

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