Trout With Tropical Fruit Salsa And Mixed Greens
- 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
- 4 1/8 teaspoons Creole seasoning
- 1 cup diced peeled cored pineapple
- 1 cup diced peeled pitted mango
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 6 cups mixed baby greens
- 4 golden trout fillets - (5 to 6 oz ea) with skin
Whisk 4 tablespoons oil, lime juice, sugar, ginger, and 1/8 teaspoon Creole seasoning in small bowl to blend. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper. Combine pineapple, mango, bell pepper, and red onion in large bowl. Add half of vinaigrette; toss to coat. Toss greens in medium bowl with remaining vinaigrette.
Brush trout fillets with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with remaining 4 teaspoons Creole seasoning, about 1/2 teaspoon per side, then salt and pepper. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add trout fillets and cook until just opaque in center and browned, about 2 minutes per side.
Divide greens among 4 plates. Place trout fillets and salsa alongside.
This recipe yields 4 servings.
"After a seven-year absence, which I spent working abroad and opening a new Commander's Palace restaurant in Las Vegas, I came back to New Orleans last year. Since returning I've enjoyed cooking for my friends. On the weekends we'll go fishing, and then I'll grill our catch and serve it along with a fresh salad. That meal combines the two best things about living in the South lots of fishing and great fresh produce."