Two Great Fresh Fish Recipes _ Almond Trout and Parmesan Bass

Click here to view largerUpon seeing all the great shots from Outdoor News readers of their nice catches of fish, we’ve decided to share some easy recipes that enhance your fresh fish-eating experience.

Just a slight twist on the ingredient list adds flavor and quickly elevates your dish from ordinary to extraordinary!

There are a lot of options when it comes to a quick breading for your fish; everything from crushed potato chips to mashed potato flakes can be used to add a nice texture to your velvety-smooth fillets. Here are two options ideal for trout and bass, but you can substitute other fish that come from your successful piscatorial pursuits. 


Almond Fried Trout

¼ cup all-purpose flour
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup cracker crumbs
½ cup sliced almonds, coarsely
1½ lbs. trout fillets, about ½-inch thick
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup, plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Parmesan Bass Fillets

1½ pounds bass, about ¾-inch thick
¼ cup butter
½ teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of paprika

Directions: Trout (Serves 4)

Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

On a plate (or waxed paper), mix flour and pepper. 

In a pie plate, blend egg and milk. On another plate mix cracker crumbs and almonds. Cut fish into serving-size pieces. Coat fish with flour, dip in egg/milk mixture, then coat with almond mixture, pressing lightly.

In a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, combine butter and oil. Place pan in oven for 5 minutes to heat oil. Add fish, turning to coat with oil. Bake 5 minutes. Turn fish. Bake until fish is golden brown and flakes easily at thickest part, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Serve with lemon wedges if desired.

Directions: Bass

Heat oven to 450 degrees F.

Cut fish into serving-size pieces. Place butter in 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Place pan in oven for 5 minutes to melt butter. Place fish in pan, skin side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 5 minutes; turn. Sprinkle with lemon juice and white wine. Top with Parmesan cheese.  Sprinkle with paprika. Bake until fish flakes easily at thickest part, about 5 minutes. 

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