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Time: 40 minutes. Jamie Lauren cooks fresh summer corn two ways: in a creamy sauce and in an aromatic sauté with tarragon, both for crisp-skinned trout. This is our simplified version.

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Yield:
Serves 2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, cook corn in butter, stirring often, until corn begins to turn brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon 2/3 cup into a small saucepan. Set aside frying pan with remaining corn.

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  • Add broth to saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat and simmer, covered, until corn is tender, about 10 minutes. Purée mixture in a blender, then rub through a fine strainer into a microwave-safe bowl, discarding hulls. Stir in cream. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper; set aside.

  • Open up trout and season on both sides with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Protecting hands, carefully add fish skin side down (it will spatter) and cook, occasionally basting flesh with oil, until skin is well browned and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking and basting until flesh is no longer pink, 3 to 5 more minutes.

  • Rewarm corn kernels in frying pan over medium-high heat and stir in chopped tarragon. Microwave corn sauce to rewarm. Cut trout in half with scissors.

  • Spoon sauce onto 2 plates and arrange a trout half on each, discarding oil in pan. Mound corn on fish and scatter with tarragon leaves. Season with more salt to taste.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; calories from fat 65%; protein 17g; fat 27g; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 2.7g; sodium 540mg; cholesterol 60mg.
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