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.

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

Cooking in butter.

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

Absolutely delicious

Yippiee!!! I have a lot more in the freezer.

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