Saturday, March 29, 2008

Trout with Red Onion and Orange Relish

1 − 1 1/3−pound trout, boned, cut in half lengthwise
yellow cornmeal
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium orange
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup chopped red onion
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Grate 1 teaspoon peel from orange Cut off remaining peel and discard

Cut orange into 1/2−inch pieces Mix orange pieces, peel and mint in small bowl Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat Add onion, then vinegar Toss until just heated through, about 1 minute Add onion mixture to orange mixture (do not clean skillet)

Season relish with salt and pepper

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper Sprinkle on all sides with cornmeal.

Heat remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in same skillet over medium high heat Add fish and sauté until crisp outside and just opaque in center, about 4 minutes per side Transfer fish to plates; top with relish.

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