Blue Corn-Crusted Rainbow Trout with Papaya-Tomatillo Relish
Heart-healthy trout's delicate flavor is complemented by a silky honey-papaya sauce and a chunky, fresh relish.
- 9 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 24 8 oz rainbow trout fillets
- coarse salt, as needed
- seasoned rice flour, as needed
- blue corn meal, as needed
- neutral vegetable oil, as needed
- 24 chives, for garnish
- 12 cilantro sprigs, for garnish
- Papaya Sauce5 cups coarsely chopped onions
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves
- 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 6 cups chopped papaya
- 1/3 cup clover honey
- Papaya Relish3 cups diced papaya
- 1 1/2 cups diced tomatillo
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 2 Tbs chopped jalapeño
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 Tbs honey
- 1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 1/2 Tbs cilantro, chopped, fresh
- Whisk together egg and milk; reserve.
- Per serving: Lightly season 2 fillets with salt. Dip into seasoned flour, then egg mixture, and finally corn meal. Fry over medium heat, flesh-side down, about 2 minutes. Turn; cook until trout is just firm, about 1 minute.
- Per serving: Ladle 3 tablespoons warm papaya sauce in the center of the plate, then swirl to distribute. Put trout on sauce; top with 1/4 cup papaya relish. Garnish with chives and cilantro.
- Papaya SauceCook 5 cups coarsely chopped onion in 1/2 cup olive oil until soft; stir in 6 cloves chopped garlic. Deglaze with 3/4 cup red wine vinegar; reduce by half. Stir in 6 cups chopped papaya; cook until soft, adding a tablespoon or two of water, if mixture gets too dry. Purée. Stir in 1/3 cup clover honey; thin, as necessary, with water. Season to taste with salt. Reserve.
- Papaya RelishJust before serving, fold together 3 cups diced papaya, 1 1/2 cups diced tomatillo, 1/2 cup diced red onion, 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño, 3 cloves finely chopped garlic, 1/3 cup fresh lime juice, 1 1/2 tablespoons each of clover honey, olive oil, and chopped, fresh cilantro. Season to taste with salt. Reserve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute
Calories from Fat 137 (34%)
(24%)Total Fat 15g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 16g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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