I am the benefactor(es) of my neighbor's fishing skills. He came by
this evening with 5 lbs of trout, just hours from the lake.
I saw him out cleaning it but never thought I'd be fortunate enough to
have some within minutes.
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My first thought was, oh boy, cornmeal, deep fry. As I was working
with the fish, preparing some for the freezer and setting aside what I
wanted to cook tonight, I started to appreciate the freshness and
texture of the fish, dang, right out of the lake how lucky am I.
I changed my mind and decided a gentle "fry" in butter was what this
fish needed.

Cornstarch sprinkled with some dried lemongrass, ready for dusting the
fish.
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Cooking in butter.
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Browned butter is one of my favorite indulgences. Once the fish was
finished I added a little, o.k. a lot, more butter to the pan and
browned it. Once the butter was browned I added a healthy splash of
Pinot Grigio, a squeeze of lemon and let that reduce by about half.

Trout filet plated with butter sauce, cucumber and capers. I added
more capers later. mmmmm
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Absolutely delicious
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Yippiee!!! I have a lot more in the freezer.

koko
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updated 4/13
"There is no love more sincere than the love of food"
George Bernard Shaw