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Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa

With a fresh taste and tropical feel, this delicious recipe for Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa makes an excellent light summer meal.

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Pan fried rainbow trout served with pineapple salsa.

I love the summer season and because summers are so short, I like to fill them up with as many outdoor activities as I can.

This means I want recipes that don't take too much time to prepare or can be prepared ahead of time. 

That's why I love recipes like this one. Not only is this rainbow trout recipe easy and quick to make, it makes a flavourful, light and refreshing summer dish.

Pan fried rainbow trout served with pineapple salsa.

Pineapple Salsa

The star of this dish is really the pineapple salsa. The recipe for this salsa is inspired by the salsa recipe on the blog Two Peas and their Pod.

The flavourful combination of sweet, spicy and crunchy ingredients is so addictive. The fresh cilantro and lime juice really enhance the salsa and make it super delicious.

The salsa can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. Once the salsa is done, pan frying the rainbow trout takes only a few minutes.

How to Pan Fry Rainbow Trout

Pan frying rainbow trout couldn't be easier. Simply cut your fillet into desired portions, pat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add about a tablespoon each of olive oil and butter, when the pan is ready, add the trout fillets skin side down.

Fry for about 3 minutes, flip the fillets over and fry for another minute or until the trout flakes easily with a fork.

If you prefer to bake your trout, take a look at this recipe for Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet for instructions on how to do so.

Pan fried rainbow trout served with pineapple salsa.

How to Serve

This Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa is a simple and refreshing dish that can easily be doubled if you want to serve it to a larger group of people.

The salsa can be made on its own and served with corn chips as a dip. You can also serve the pineapple salsa with fish tacos or grilled meats.

To complete this meal, serve the rainbow trout and pineapple salsa with a salad, rice, beans or veggies.

Enjoy!

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Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa

Salsa adapted from Two Peas and their Pod
This Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa has a fresh taste and tropical feel, it makes an excellent light summer meal.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 246 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/8 cup red onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 small lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (optional)

For the trout:

  • 4 portions rainbow trout or salmon fillets, about 600 grams in total
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil

Instructions
 

For the salsa:

  • In a medium bowl, combine all of the salsa ingredients. Stir well. Cover the salsa and let sit at room temperature or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

For the fish:

  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season fish with salt and pepper. Add the fish fillets to the fry pan, skin side down.
  • Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, then carefully flip over and fry for another 2 minutes. For thicker fillets fry for 1 minute longer or until fish is cooked.
  • Transfer the trout to plates and serve with pineapple salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 31gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 832mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 805IUVitamin C: 57.3mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword Pan Fried Rainbow Trout, Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa, Pineapple Salsa
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HapaNomNom

Sunday 7th of August 2016

I am a huge fan of rainbow trout so I immediately 'Ooo and ahh' whenever I see a recipe featuring the fish. And that salsa sounds like such a fantastic pairing! Just gorgeous!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 16th of August 2016

Thanks Kathleen, I really enjoy cooking and eating rainbow trout, it's such a delicious fish!

Nancy

Saturday 6th of August 2016

This is a work of art, Fida.... So pretty! I'm a big fan of rainbow trout and this recipe looks like a winner! That salsa sounds mmm mmm good!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 9th of August 2016

Thanks so much Nancy! This pineapple salsa is really delicious, and I'm now looking forward to trying more fruit salsas :)

apuginthekitchen

Friday 5th of August 2016

Love your rainbow trout recipes the salsa sounds amazing. One day I will try this fish, looks delicious

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 9th of August 2016

Thanks so much Suzanne, I hope you'll like them!

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