Saturday, November 24, 2012

Trout with Red Onion and Orange Relish

1 − 1 1/3−pound trout, boned, cut in half lengthwise
yellow cornmeal
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium orange
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Grate 1 teaspoon peel from orange. Cut off remaining peel and discard.
Cut orange into 1/2−inch pieces. Mix orange pieces, peel and mint in
small bowl. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium
heat. Add onion, then vinegar. Toss until just heated through, about
1 minute. Add onion mixture to orange mixture (do not clean skillet).
Season relish with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Sprinkle on all sides with cornmeal.
Heat remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium−high
heat. Add fish and saute until crisp outside and just opaque in center,
about 4 minutes per side. Transfer fish to plates; top with relish.