Trout Amandine

Trout Amandine

The Best Trout Amandine

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.

Trout Amandine

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.

Be sure to check out my Grilled Halibut, Smothered Salmon and my Blackened Chipotle Tilapia recipes!

Grilled Trout Amandine Ingredients:

1 whole Trout
1/2 cup Butter Milk
1 lemon, sliced
2 sprigs fresh Thyme
2 sprigs fresh Parsley
2 sprigs fresh Dill
Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste
Melted Butter for basting

Amandine Sauce
1 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Almonds, chopped or sliced
2 oz Amaretto

Cook fish over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side and serve with the Trout Amandine Sauce.

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Fried Crab – Jonah, Dungeoness or Blue Crabs

Fried Crab

The Best Fried Crab

Fried Crab can be found all over the world.  Traditionally, it’s usually soft shell crab, like blue crabs, that are fried but the truth is, you can fry just about anything.  Most of my experience with Fried Crabs have been at buffets and Cajun restaurants in the south.  It’s real popular to put the majority of the breading over the meat from the body of the crab.  I think mostly because the meat is already exposed, once the cavity shell has been removed, and you just sink your teeth right in and get a bight.

Fried Crab

Jonah Fried Crab Recipe

Normally, for this Fried Crab recipe, I would use soft shell crabs but they aren’t available to me right now, unfortunately.  I did find some Jonah crabs, however, which are the East coasts answer to the West’s Dungeoness Crab.  They’re typically a little bit smaller than the Dungeoness and therefore a little cheaper as well.  I picked up these two bad boys for just under $7 bucks.  So you really can’t go wrong picking up a half dozen or so for frying.

Also, if you’re interested, be sure to check out a few relatable recipes I think you’ll enjoy.  My King Crab Legs tutorial is phenomenal because I teach you how to peal the legs so quickly that your mouth never stops chewing between bites.  My Stuffed Lobster recipe is one of the most amazing dish’s you’ll ever lay your eyes on; also incredible.  And my Thai Red Curry Shrimp Recipe is easy and it’s to die for.

Fried Crab Ingredients:

6 to 8 Whole Crabs
1 stick Melted Butter
1 Garlic Clove, chopped

Egg Wash
1 egg
2 tbs milk
2 tbs Hot Sauce

Dry Mix
1/2 cup Plain Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Potato or Corn Starch
1 1/2 tsp Crab Boil Seasoning

Oil for frying

Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for only 2 to 3 minutes and enjoy your Fried Crab.

Texas Style Beef Brisket with Rub Recipe

Beef Brisket

The Best Beef Brisket

This Texas Style Beef Brisket is a winner.  It’s a one in a million recipe that’s just going to knock your socks off and impress anyone you’ve invited over for dinner or Football Sunday.  It’s got just the right spice and it is balanced so beautifully.  And, believe it or not, you don’t even need a smoker to pull this off, either.  I show you how to make this Brisket in just 7 hours of roast time, in your oven no less, and you’re going to be absolutely amazed with the results because it’s juicy, tender and packed with more flavor than your pallet can handle.

Beef Brisket

Beef Brisket Bark

These days, It’s all about the “Bark!”  A great Beef Brisket usually has that tender and juicy middle with a nice black bark tone to the outside.  Well, in order to achieve that color, it has to be smoked.  It’s just a natural part of the process but the problem is, I don’t own a smoker and a lot of you folks don’t either.  So a great alternative is using Smoked Paprika in the rub.  Doing that can help you achieve the same great taste but in a conventional oven.  And the best part is you will get a fantastic red toned bark that looks phenomenal.  So trust me when I say that this Texas Style Beef Brisket will win you and anyone over if you follow my instructions in the video below.  I mean, just look at this Brisket SQUISH!

Also be sure to look into the two rib recipes I’ve included at the end of this video recipe.  One of them is P.F. Chang’s Barbecue Spare Ribs and the other is a real simple Oven Roasted Rib recipe that will just blow your mind.  Both are fall off the bone tender.

Beef Brisket with Rub Ingredients:

1 Beef Brisket, trimmed (8 to 12 lbs)

Brisket Rub
1/2 cup Smoked Paprika
2 tbsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Chili Powder
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder

Bake at 220 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 1/2 to 7 hours. Internal Beef Brisket temp should be between 190 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit at your personal preference.