Pan-Fried Trout with Tomato Basil Sauté

  • Karen64 Posted: 08/25/11
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    I made this last night and I too used tiapia instead of the trout. The tomato-pancetta sauce is fabulous. You can not skip the pancetta. Very quick and easy - will make again.

  • Joehobie Posted: 08/25/11
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    I made this tonight with chicken tenderloins instead of fish. It was delicious! Kids liked it also.

  • Jessie123 Posted: 08/24/11
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    This was the best fish I've had in a while. The pancetta really made the dish. I used Tilapia instead of trout and fried it in a mix of grapeseed oil and a little butter. We will definitely be making this easy and tasty dish again soon!

  • jmeleeS Posted: 08/23/11
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    We just tried this recipe last night and it was actually good for how quickly it comes together. I had to make a few adjustments for what we had on hand / available as follows: used tilapia (it looked better and we like it better than trout); grilled the fish instead of sauteed (just seasoned with "seafood seasoning" - like Old Bay); omitted pancetta all together, but added back the "smoke" flavor with smoked paprika in the sautee; use shallots instead of garlic and added a tsp. balsamic & tbsp olive oil to the sautee as a base instead of the pancetta oils. Served with honey-butter biscuits and steamed asparagus. All in all, I really thought the dish was solid - it's not something I would necesarily "crave" but I would make it again for a quick fish entree / weeknight meal - enjoy!

  • RED4BLUES Posted: 08/29/11
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    Excellent. My husband really liked it, and it was quick and flavorful. My Farmer's Market was out of trout, so I used haddock instead. Very fresh and easy. This is a keeper

  • allisonjessee Posted: 08/29/11
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    I probably shouldn't even review this recipe because we used tilapia ad completely forgot to add the basil. But we still thought this was delicious! We added a bit of seasoning to the fish, and I think that helped. It was very easy to prepare. We'll definitely be making it again!

  • texicat Posted: 08/28/11
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    This was a-ma-zing! They didn't have pancetta at the store, though, so I used coppa instead. Otherwise, made it as-is, and yes, I actually used the trout. I cooked this for company and they couldn't stop raving about how good it was. Definitely a restaurant-quality meal; I wouldn't tweak this recipe at all. The best part is that it came together really quickly and I didn't spend hours slaving in the kitchen with guests over.

  • KatieG Posted: 09/07/11
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    Made exactly as recipe called and it was delish! And so quick and easy! Will def make again!

  • Allie79 Posted: 09/28/11
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    I made this just so that we'd have at least one meal of seafood for the week, but was pleasantly surprised to find it good and kid-friendly (at least for our kids, 3 and 1). The trout at the store didn't look good, so I, like others, used tilapia. We also had a couple slices of bacon in the fridge already so I used that instead of getting pancetta specially for this recipe. The directions call for using two different skillets, or so it appears to me, but I cooked the fish in the skillet I used for the tomato/bacon and it was delicious. In spite of my comment about it being kid-friendly, I agree with the description that it is also company-worthy.

  • LoriLehr Posted: 09/11/11
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    Outstanding dish! My version was made with cod filets. The pancetta is a wonderful ingredient, binding all the flavors. I lightly seasoned the cod, with Penzey's Lemon Pepper spice. The side was a spicey pepper, herb, olive oil, dressed bucatini....acutally had extra of the totmato- basil saute', I added to the bucatini! This one is a keeper! (Very versitile ingredients!)

  • nicmtowns Posted: 09/14/11
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    We substituted tilapia for the trout and prosciutto for the pancetta. I also had to omit the basil because I didn't have any on hand. All in all it's a great quick dinner recipe.

  • eviesmom Posted: 09/13/11
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    This was simply delicious! We subbed cod for the trout, and bacon for the pancetta, but it was still amazing! We served it with sauteed zucchini.

  • DorothyGuinn Posted: 11/24/11
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    I am not a very experienced person with fish. I asked the person at the seafood counter for some salmon for one of the other recipes and some trout for this one. The labels were switched! We made this recipe with the salmon the first time as the trout was still in my freezer, and it turned out fantastic! The following week we made it again with the trout and it was also very good. My family keeps asking for 'the wrong kind of salmon again'. Thank you for a great recipe and for all of the encouragement!

  • Madeleinesnana Posted: 02/28/12
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    One of the easiest and tastiest recipes ever. Great for high protein diets.

  • hmghozali Posted: 08/05/14
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    We loved this recipe. It was easy to make and tasty. The tomato basil saute was really good. I did go out and bought pancetta especially for this recipe but I think regular bacon will work too.

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