Brook Trout with Almonds


Makes 2 servings.

Trout is not a popular fish. I recently discovered it and I like its sweet taste and non-oily texture. They are very small, generally 1 pounders. I, therefore, suggest one fish per person. After filleting it renders about 6 ounces.

I like to serve it on a bed of stir-fry spinach


  • Two, 1 pound trout
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, approx
  • 2 tablespoon toasted blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Have the fishmonger fillet the fish and leave the skin on.
  2. Rinse the fish and dry very well with paper towels.
  3. Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet and sauté the fish skin side down over high heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Flip the fish over with a spatula, season with lemon juice and scatter the almonds. 
  6. Shut off the heat.
  7. I like to serve this fish skin side up with the accumulated pan juices.