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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Rainbow Trout with Smoked Tomato Salsa

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and 1/4 cup salsa)
  • Hands-on:30 Minutes
  • Total:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cherry wood chips
  • 4 plum tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 (6-ounce) rainbow trout fillets, dressed
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Pierce 10 holes on one side of the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch disposable aluminum foil pan. Place holes over element on cooktop; place smoking chips over holes inside pan. Arrange tomato halves, cut side up, on opposite end of pan. Heat element under holes to medium-high; let burn 1 minute or until chips begin to smoke. Carefully cover pan with foil. Reduce heat to low; smoke tomatoes 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. While tomatoes smoke, combine shallots and next 5 ingredients (through minced garlic) in a medium bowl; stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Chop tomatoes, and stir into shallot mixture.

3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper evenly over trout. Lightly coat trout with cooking spray. Arrange fillets, skin side down, in pan; cook 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with salsa.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 7.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 26.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.3g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 164mg
  • Calcium: 99mg
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