Archive for June 24th, 2010

24th June
2010
written by spd

Trout Almondine and Green Beans with Pancetta (prepared by yours truly, Sean Patrick Doyle)

Boredom has given birth to another great dinner.  The dish looks impressive but it’s one of the simplest meals you can make.  I just dredge the butterflied fish in milk and then sprinkle lightly with flour, saute in 1 1/2-2 tablespoons butter with the tiniest bit of olive oil to get the heat up without burning the butter.  Two minutes on each side on medium-high heat.  Then I set aside the fish and ditch the butter, because it’s quite brown at this point.  Then I brown a handful of slivered almonds in another pat of butter, and  squeeze the juice of half a lemon into the pan before pouring over the fish.  The green beans couldn’t be easier.  Olive oil, sea salt, and about a tablespoon of finely chopped pancetta.  One to two minutes on medium high heat lightly blisters the skin but reserves their crispness.  French comfort food with minimal effort. :)