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Pan-Seared Lake Trout with Bacon and Cranberry Bean Succotash

Photo: Tru Studio

Hands-on time 27 mins
Total time 27 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1 cup succotash)

Mottled pink cranberry beans lose their vibrant color once cooked, but no matter; their creamy texture and mild taste are the stars of the dish. You can substitute lima beans if you can't find cranberry beans.


  • 2 center-cut bacon slices
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup shelled fresh cranberry beans
  • 1 cup finely diced zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup torn fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 (4-ounce) lake trout fillets
  • 4 lemon wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 482
  • fat 15.3 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 6.2 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 39 g
  • carbohydrate 50 g
  • fiber 16 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • iron 5 mg
  • sodium 388 mg
  • calcium 136 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon; crumble. Add shallots to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, zucchini, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 3 minutes. Stir in bacon, tomatoes, and butter, stirring until butter melts. Transfer mixture to a dish; stir in basil and tarragon.

  2. Return pan to medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Pat fish dry with a paper towel; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fish to pan, skin side down; cook 6 minutes or until skin begins to crisp, taking care not to move fillets. Turn fish over, and cook 1 minute. Divide succotash evenly among 4 plates; top each with 1 fillet. Serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Notes

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