Though I am not always great about this, I like to be conscious of the benefits of staying away from Salmon, Tuna, Trout, and Cod, the four most fished fish. "The way we fish for popular seafood such as salmon, tuna and shrimp is threatening to ruin our oceans." -Paul Greenberg
Lemon Pesto Trout
- 2 lbs. Whole trout gutted and scaled
- 1 lemon
- .5 oz basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons pesto
- drizzle olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Pre-heat the oven to 390. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up.
- Cut 5 deep slits on each side of the fish. Do not go through the spine or to the other half of the fish.
- Take 10 leaves of basil and drop a ¼-1/3 teaspoon of pesto into each.
- Roll one basil leaf at a time and place inside the slits of the fish. If the leaf is too long, you do not have to trim the sids, but it is prettier if you do.
- Slice 1 lemon into 5-6 slices.
- Place the slices of lemon inside the fish.
- Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the fish.
- Cook 13-15 minutes. It is ready when you pull a fin and it comes out easily.
- Skin (or not) and serve! Once you filet the fish on one side, the spine comes out easily and the other side is ready to eat!