Poached Trout with Parsley Sauce

Poached Trout with Parsley Sauce 580 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Poached Trout with Parsley Sauce 580

Parsley partners perfectly with poached fish, chicken or vegetables. Jalapeno peppers vary in strength; if yours is mild, you may choose to add the whole one.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 3 lemon
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 whole trout cleaned (12 - 16 oz/375 - 500 g each)
Parsley sauce:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallot
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons caper drained
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch hot pepper flakes

Method

Parsley Sauce: In small skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium heat; fry shallots, garlic and jalapeno, stirring often, until softened, 3 minutes. Transfer to food processor. Add parsley, remaining oil, capers, vinegar, salt and hot pepper flakes; process until fairly smooth. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

In shallow Dutch oven or skillet large enough to hold fish in single layer, combine 8 cups (2 L) water, wine, bay leaf, peppercorns, salt, onion, lemon and parsley; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add trout, submerging completely. Cover and poach, maintaining simmer, until fish is opaque when tested, 12 to 15 minutes.

Using 2 slotted spatulas, transfer fish to serving platter. Peel off skin, leaving head and tail intact. Serve warm or refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Serve with Parsley Sauce. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate fish and sauce separately for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 305 mg
  • Protein 30 g
  • Calories 336.0
  • Total fat 22 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g

%RDI

  • Iron 15.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 30.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 13.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 30.0
  • Vitamin C 58.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Poached Trout with Parsley Sauce