Trout Amandine is a classic recipe and it just so happens that I live near one of the most popular fly fishing spots in the nation. You can pull Rainbow, Browns and Cut Throat Trout from several different rivers that are only minutes away from my house. And, believe me, this recipe will dress to impress any fan of any of those fish. I’d even dare say that the preparation of this fish can be easily done with Salmon too; at least the way I do it.
Prepare Trout Amandine
For Trout Amandine, I’ll cut and slice a whole cleaned fish, then marinate it in buttermilk, season with salt and pepper, then stuff it with lemon slices and a seafood medley. At this point you can choose to grill, bake or pan fry the fish. In this video recipe, I take it to the grill but you can do what you prefer. After I cook for 5 minutes, I’ll carefully flip the fish over and prepare the topping which consists of fresh ground Almonds, butter, Amaretto and squeeze from a fresh lemon. I brown the almonds in a pan with some melted butter just before I add the Amaretto and lemon juice and cook over medium low heat till it lightly caramelizes. By then it’s time to pull the Trout off the grill and smother with the caramelized sauce.
This Blackened Chipotle Tilapia recipe is exactly how it sounds; spicy and delicious. You get a buttery filet that sears just enough to turn color but leave you with a tender fluffy-flaky fish that just melts in your mouth with every bite. And Thanks to the Adobo Sauce in the is recipe, you get a nice kick too which delivers a little bit of heat that I like to balance out with a mix of Mango, fresh Mint, Pineapple and Red Onion.
Tilapia Mango and Pineapple Mix
One thing that I’ve learned over the years is that fish and fruit is always a good pairing. P.F. Chang’s uses this Mango mix in their Curry Chicken Salad and it works really well with this too. So you get the best of both worlds because your tongue gets to dance back and forth between a sweet, minty fruit and a drenched, spicy Chipotle Tilapia.
I’m completely and utterly in love with this Stuffed Lobster recipe. Just like the title says, it’s got creamy Shrimp, Bay Scallops and Crab Meat mixed into the Stuffing with a light drop biscuit breading and Bacon. There is of course a few other ingredients to spice it up a bit but tell me that list didn’t already seal the deal in your mind when you read it to yourself!
Stuffed Lobster Preparation
I can’t stress enough, the importance of having a good set of Seafood Shears when you’re cutting Shell Fish. Starfrit sent me this pair to use and demonstrate in this video recipe and I personally think they are awesome. They cut in reverse, which seems to give the blade some added strength when I grip the handles and apply pressure. So if you’re interested in a pair like this, I highly recommend this set next time you’re cutting shells.
Also, this recipe is designed to heavily stuff two lobsters with seafood but I found that just one can easily be shared between two people. So that’s something to consider when you’re making this. 2 Stuffed Lobsters will easily feed 4 to 6 people and my Video Tutorial will teach everything you need to know.
Also I’ve included 2 other Lobster recipes down below and the Drop Biscuit recipe you’ll be needing to complete this Stuffed Lobster recipe.
2 Steamed Lobsters, whole
12 oz Bay Scallops
12 Shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup Crab Meat
3 pc Bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup Cream Cheese
1 can Cream of Celery
1/2 Red Onion, chopped
1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
3 Fresh Basil leaves, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Olive Oil
pinch of Salt
1 tbsp Mustard
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 tsp Paprika
2 Drop Biscuits
1/4 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Shake Salt & Pepper throughout entire stuffing
Bake at 400 degrees f for 20 minutes and serve Stuffed Lobster with lemon and melted butter.