11.19.2012

grilled butterflied trout with lemon-parsley butter

prep time:  15 minutes
cook time:  7 minutes
servings:  4

butter ingredients:
1 stick unsalted butter - at room temperature
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
salt
pepper

trout ingredients:
4 1-pound trout without head, scaled, gutted and butterflied (skin on)
olive oil
salt
pepper
lemon-parsley butter
parsley sprigs (garnish)
lemon wedges (garnish)

butter steps:
1.  combine butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.  set aside.

trout steps:
1.  heat grill to high.  brush trout on both sides with oil and season with salt and pepper.  grill, skin side down, until slightly charred and crisp, about 2 - 3 minutes.  carefully turn each fish over and continue cooking until just cooked through, 3 - 4 minutes longer.  remove from the grill and top each with 2 tablespoons of lemon-parsley butter.  garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.

- food network

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