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August 2009

Walnut Grove Recipes

Whole Trout with Nut Brown Butter and Parsley & Almonds, Capers

Trout with nut brown butter


  • 1 medium sized trout
  • 1 tbs flaked almonds
  • ½ tbs capers
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 75g butter
  • ½ lemon
  • olive oil


1. Scrape the trout with the back of a knife under lightly running water to remove the scales. Cut off the head and fins.

2. Pre-heat a heavy based frying pan, add some olive oil and fry the trout for about 3 to4 minutes on each side, or until cooked. Remove from pan, place on the plate you will serve it on.

3. Discard the oil and wipe the pan clean. Re-heat the pan until hot, add butter and heat through until the butter is frothy.

4. Add the capers & almonds, cook for a further 20 to 30 seconds, add parsley and lemon juice, cook for another 10 seconds and then pour it over the trout. It is now ready to serve.


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Serving Suggestions

This is great for either lunch or dinner.

Advanced preparation

Really needs to be cooked to order, however you can have the trout scaled and ready to cook a day in advance.

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