Bacon Wrapped Trout with Pesto Recipe

Jun 20, 2011 2:01 pm

You know it's better with bacon

Trout is delicious when simply pan-seared, but add a little bacon and pesto to make this fish bold. Serve alongside roasted potatoes or a salad of quinoa with grilled corn.

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Bacon-wrapped trout
Photo: vasile23 on Flickr
Heart-healthy fish spiked with mouth-happy bacon
Servings: 4 servings


4 (6 ounce) fillets trout, skin on
2 tablespoons pesto, homemade or bought
8 slices bacon
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 lime, juiced
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Season the trout with salt and pepper. Rub each fillet with pesto and wrap each with two slices of bacon.
  3. In a large cast iron pan or heavy skillet over medium-high heat add the oil. When the oil is hot add the trout, skin side down. Cook for 2 minutes, until bacon is nicely browned.
  4. Turn the trout fillets over and place the entire pan in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Squeeze lime juice over the cooked fillets and serve.



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