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.
This is a Great way to make your Beer Batter. And, considering that there’s only two ingredients, it doesn’t get much easier either. Not to mention it tastes fantastic. But the thing about this Beer Batter recipe is it can be used for a Fish Fry with Cod or Halibut as well as Onion Rings or Fried Mushrooms, it’s that good. In the video below I demonstrate this recipe with a Cod Fillet. I do this because fish can often be the most finicky to fry if you don’t know what you’re doing. But with these simple steps you can fry like a pro. Just make sure your oil is up to temp and you’ll be good to go!
If you’re looking for an Onion Ring Recipe I’ve got a Crispier alternative if you click RIGHT HERE!
Also a Southern Fish Fry if something like that is more up your alley, CLICK HERE!
Beer Batter Ingredients:
1 part Self Rising Flour
1 Part Beer (Lager not recommended)
Oil for Frying, 375 degrees