Saturday, August 10, 2013

Trout Fillets in Grand Marnier Sauce

I can't tell you how lucky we are sometimes.  In my last post I said how we were blessed with pounds of vegetables, late last night after bible school we stopped for pizza and the owner, friends of my husband sent us home with far more delicious food than we ordered.  We have a good neighbor who is a great fisherman and always brings us back plenty of fresh fish.  More fish than we can eat at once.  I cook up some and freeze the rest.

  He brought us back a ton of trout.  And I started looking for trout recipes.  I went to an old, 10+ years, cookbook.  It is one of our favorites but really how often do you go to a cookbook anymore?  This cookbook has a lot of seafood recipes.  We used to use it all the time when we were just a couple with no kids learning how to cook.  Since our cooking skills have improved we have drifted away for no good reason.  This book still has many good recipes I found one that sounded good and tweaked it just a touch.

2 trout, boned and halved
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 cup of flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup Grand Marnier
1/3 cup more butter
2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Melt butter over medium heat in a large frying pan.

Put flour in plastic bag add trout and shake to coat.

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Place skin side up in frying pan and brown for 5 minutes. Season with the lemon juice.   Turn and brown the other side for 2 minutes.

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Remove and place on a platter cover to keep warm.

Pour off any butter in pan, and add Grand Marnier. Evenly coat pan over low heat.

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Now I remember why we do not use these recipes to much.  They all contain alcohol and Grand Marnier is expensive.  And actually neither of us like it.  Oh well at least the fish was free and you should have all the other ingredients in your kitchen already.

Using a long lighter set it a blaze.  Allow flames to subside.

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Whisk butter into pan until sauce thickens.  Pour sauce over trout, sprinkle with parsley.  Pour any remaing sauce into a bowl and serve with trout.

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It actually wasn't a 5 star winner 3.5 to 4 stars would be more accurate.  Not everything turns out perfect.  And you can take it and change it to make it perfect for you.  It certainly was a good start.

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