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Fresh Spotted Trout with Herbs


  • 1 ½ pounds spotted trout fillets
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

In a shallow dish, combine flour, bread crumbs, and cayenne. Lightly salt and pepper fish. Dredge lightly in flour mixture.

Heat oil in a skillet to 375° F. Add butter and melt. Place fish, skin sides down, in the skillet, sauté about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip over and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until done. Remove fish and place in a serving dish.

Add lemon juice, chives and parsley to skillet. Stir well and heat. Drizzle over fish.

Contributed by Joyce Taylor MM2