Thursday, July 14, 2011

Granddad Ken’s Crispy Grilled Trout–From Jamie Oliver

Crispy Grilled Trout

You know, it’s funny, but when it was time for I Heart Cooking Clubs to choose a new chef, I made sure I voted for Jamie Oliver.  I wanted my voice to be heard.  And then.  Well, I think this is the first thing that I’ve participated!   I really need to get my act together and cook regularly from Jamie, because he never disappoints.  Everything is simple and lovely.  Like this trout.  Just look at it.  Isn’t it gorgeous!  And I am happy to say, it tasted every bit (if not more) as good as it looked.

I found this in Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook.  The only thing I changed was that Jamie has you make it under the broiler.  I just went on ahead and grilled mine.  Since I grilled them, I left off the knob of butter at the end.  I can’t remember, and of course I didn’t take notes, but I think I just grilled it for 3-4 minutes per side.  A quick google of grilling trout should give you an idea.  Of course, if you googled grilled trout and landed here, well, please just admire my pretty picture, read the recipe, and go on to your next google hit for grilled trout.  Thankyouverymuch.

Granddad Ken’s Crispy Grilled Trout with Parsley and Lemon

  • 2 10 1/2 oz whole trout, scaled, cleaned and gutted (mine were minus the head)
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • a large bunch of fresh flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 lemons, 1 zested and sliced and one halved
  • a few knobs of butter

Preheat your broiler. Slash the trout with a knife about 10 times on each side (oops forgot this).  The slashes should be about 1/4 inch deep, rub on the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Stuff the cavity with the parsley and some lemon slices. Place the fish on a rack in a roasting pan.

Put the lemon zest on the fish and place the lemon halves on the tray.  Dot the trout with butter and broil for about 6 minutes on each side. 

Squeeze the roasted lemons over the fish and serve!

Serves 2

This will be my entry for I Heart Cooking Clubs!

16 comments:

Joanne said...

I voted for Jamie also and have participated only once or twice! SHAME ON ME. Ah this trout does look delicious. Lemony goodness.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Pam, this trout looks beautiful - definitely a must try - gorgeous photo too :-)

Sue xo

Melynda said...

Very nice, I am especially interested in the roasted lemon halves for flavor, sounds delicious.

Kat said...

That looks so delicious! I love anything fish, especially if it is good for the hear. sorry I missed garden tuesday this week, been a busy week.

Bella Rum said...

Love trout. Looks delish.

peachkins said...

It's my first time here & I love your photo!

Marjie said...

I love trout, especially fresh caught. Of course, I don't fish.

Catherine said...

Mmmmm..... so yummy looking!
xo Catherine

Deb in Hawaii said...

We are always happy to have you join in Pam. ;-) Your trout looks fabulous. I love grilled trout and with all that roasty-toasty lemon too--it's perfect.

Meredith said...

That some gorgeous fish! I love that you grilled too.

Corina said...

I totally agree that Jamie's recipes never disappoint. And like this one they're often so simple too.

Kim said...

One of my goals was to try several of Jamie's fish recipes and so far I have failed miserably. This trout looks perfectly delicious.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

I never cooked a Jamie recipe until I joined in, now I'm hooked, love his recipes so far. This one looks fantastic!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I just bought a whole salmon at Whole Foods ... I made them take the head off.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmmm, the best way to have trout! And I am with you, they can keep the head. Wonderful!
IHCC is as laid-back as they come, we are quite forgiving of occasional drop-ins and are very happy to see you!

grace said...

knobs of butter. ha--those brits and their funny terms. :)