Saturday, July 23, 2011

All over but the Troutin'

OK, lame title, but this trout was sooooooo good. So, it's a long story: it all started with a bunch of radishes. I kid you not. I bought this bunch of red globe radishes and they had the most beautiful greens attached and I thought such a shame to waste those greens. And, of course that lead to a google search for radish greens and of course that lead me to a delightful blog, Zucchini and Chocolate written by a delightful French woman who had a great idea for radish greens: pesto! So, I made the pesto and then my issue of The Week came in the mail. This magazine, a gift from my wonderful son, always features one recipe per issue. This week was Campfire Trout. OK, so I had no campfire. In fact I don't like to camp. My idea of camping is a 2 star hotel! I'm not kidding. I once enjoyed camping but am over it.  I digress: so I see this trout recipe and I think to myself I could make that on the grill AND I could use that radish pesto and stuff those little fish and guess what...........OMG---It worked and it was good :-) don't you love it when a plan comes together?

So, first make the radish leaf pesto

Wash and dry your radish leaves
Put them into a food processor and add:
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 shredded Parmesan
2 coves garlic
Whirl around and then add about 2  T of olive oil (mixture will be thick)
Put mixture in container and top with olive oil and put in fridge.

Now, the fish: buy two cleaned rainbow trout from a good fish monger (like at Plum Market or Monahan's). Open those babies up and slather on a good 2 tablespoons of that radish leaf pesto and two dabs of butter (really, why not?) then wrap those little fishies in thin slices of prosciutto.

Slap them on a medium grill and grill about 5 minutes per side. In the meantime, sauté some mushrooms and garlic in olive oil and butter, adding 1/2 cup of white wine.

Throw in some parsley when that's all cooked.

Go get the grilled fish:

And, plate with mushrooms and side dish. I made roasted cauliflower to go with. If interested about that dish, just search on cauliflower as it's in an earlier post.

This was quite tasty :-)


  1. This trout was extraordinary. A BIG flavor for a fish dish that has no hot sauce, etc. Actually, I tasted the radish leaf pesto before the dish was assembled and thought, "Might this be a bit strong for the fish?" But I shouldn't have doubted CookCat. All of the flavors melded into a perfect blend of flavor. And the trout was not overwhelmed. I love my CookCat's cookin. Lucky Guy -JLD