Baked Trout With Parsley Pesto


We’re down to our last bit of fish – a trout fillet – before our next fish delivery from Surfin’ Seafood. What to make? On a chilly spring afternoon, a simple baked trout in pesto is a fulfilling weeknight dinner. We found this recipe using the lovely epicurious app – the recipe itself is from Gourmet Magazine.

Baked Trout with Pesto and Greens
Baked Trout with Pesto and Greens

Simple ingredients make this an easy dish to prepare.

Baked Trout with Parsley Pesto Ingredients
Baked Trout with Parsley Pesto Ingredients

Make the pesto With the food processor’s motor running, drop a garlic clove in and process until it’s finely chopped. Add 2 cups packed flat-leaf parsley, 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons lightly toasted walnuts, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of pepper, and one adobo chili and a bit of the adobo sauce from the can. (Chili and sauce optional – this just makes it a bit spicier and richer in depth.)

Making Parsley Pesto
Making Parsley Pesto

Put the pesto in a bowl, and stir in 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.

Parsley Pesto! Look at that Green!
Parsley Pesto! Look at that Green!

Bake the Trout Preheat the oven to 350. Brush the bottom of a large shallow baking pan with some olive oil. Put 3 1-pound trout fillets in the pan, skin side down, and drizzle with lemon juice and a tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, red pepper flakes and a bit of pepper.

Trout Fillet in Oil
Trout Fillet in Oil

Bake until the fish is just cooked through – about 12 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness. Spread the pesto on the fish and serve!

Pesto on Trout
Pesto on Trout

A simple salad of mixed greens goes quite nicely with your dinner.

Baked Trout with Pesto and Greens
Baked Trout with Pesto and Greens

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3 thoughts on “Baked Trout With Parsley Pesto”

  1. Sounds wonderful!! Now if only I can get my husband to actually keep the trout he catches and not throw it back in … I’ll be able to try it! Thanks for the link to my blog! Have a great weekend and a nice holiday!

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