Pecan-Crusted Trout

Pecan-Crusted TroutRecipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Breading the flesh side of the fish allows the skin to crisp up on the other side. Serve with Creamed Spinach and Mushrooms and Steamed Sugar Snap Peas.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet)
Total time: 18 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 18 Minutes
Total: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 355
Fat 20.1 g
Satfat 6.3 g
Monofat 7.5 g
Polyfat 4.6 g
Protein 32.7 g
Carbohydrate 10.8 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 439 mg
Calcium 144 mg


2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
1/3 cup pecan halves, ground
1/3 cup panko
4 (6-ounce) trout fillets, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon butter, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
4 lemon wedges


1. Place flour in a shallow dish. Place buttermilk in a dish. Combine pecans and panko in a dish. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Dredge flesh side of 2 fillets in flour; dip in buttermilk. Dredge in panko mixture.

2. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Add dredged fillets, crust-side down; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining flour, buttermilk, panko mixture, fillets, butter, and oil. Top with parsley. Serve with lemon.