Grilled Lemon Trout with Fennel and Tarragon|
This delightful and easy dish is so quick to prepare that you will never believe how delicious it is. It is full and flavorful with just a few minutes of marinating time, and can be easily prepared on an outdoor or indoor grill all year round.
4 3/4-inch thick trout fillets
2 thinly sliced fennel bulbs
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon crumbled dried tarragon
Juice of one lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
Additional lemon slices and fennel fronds for garnish (optional)
Place the trout and fennel in a flat bowl or plate. Salt and pepper liberally and sprinkle the tarragon over the fillets and fennel. Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the dish and drizzle with olive oil. Let marinate for at least five minutes and up to an hour, flipping over frequently to coat with the marinade. (If marinating for longer than 15 minutes, refrigerate.) Oil the grill grate and prepare a medium hot fire. Place the trout fillets skin side down on the grate along with the fennel. Grill for four minutes, then flip over the fish carefully. Flip over the fennel, moving it away from the hotter part of the grill if needed. Continue to grill for 3-4 minutes more or until the fennel is browned and the fish is cooked through. Serve with the lemon slices and fennel fronds.
Makes 4 servings.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Marinating Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes