Gourmet food? I think yes! I never cooked/ grilled anything in a ‘wrap’ before but my ‘first time’ was amazing. This was the perfect, I think, introduction to many more of this type/style cooking.
I came across this recipe in the Canadian Family magazine.*The recipe below is directly from the issue of Canadian Family Summer 2013 magazine.
1.5 lbs trout filets, skin on, cut into 6 portions (the size of a deck of cards)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground better
2 peaches, sliced
2 shallots or 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1. Preheat grill to medium high, will all burners on.
2. Cut six sheets each of parchment and aluminum foil that are three inches longer than your fish portions.
3. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and place skin-side down in centre of parchment sheets. Top with peach slices and sprinkle shallot slices over each portion. Whisk together butter, honey, lemon juice; drizzle over each piece of fish, then sprinkle with thyme. Fold up the parchment and place on foil; bring together the edges of the foil and crimp together tightly to make a packet. Place on a rack and grill for 12-15 minutes. The fish is done when the flesh flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrients per serving
209 calories, 10g of fat, 29 mg of calcium, 261mg sodium, 9g carbohydrates, 0g fibre, 19g protein excellent source of vitamins B6 and B12, niacin, phosphorus and selenium, vitamin C and omega 3.
I took a spin on things and doubled the portions cause my dad had bought 4 filets from Costco. And I also substituted peaches for nectarines, used white onions instead of shallots, lime instead of lemon and dried thyme instead of fresh.
But besides all of that, my family was delighted that I finally tried this trout recipe, all on top of that, it was a nice day so we had dinner on the patio in our backyard.
raw trout, before cooking.
The results, (sorry, the finish product does not look appetizing, but trust me, you won’t regret this recipe).
Tell me how it goes, if you end up giving it a try!