An Evening of Trout with Roasted Tomato and Almonds

by zesty on January 6, 2010 · 11 comments

Happy Wednesday to you!  I am not sure if you noticed or not but I didn’t post yesterday.  In the new year I am starting to focus on growing zesty to be a bigger and better blog.  In order to do so I have chosen to post 2-3 times a week and focus on high quality and value added information for you.  I have felt in the past 4-6 weeks that my posts have been sub par and I would like to change that.

With that being said and off my chest I would like to deliver a fantastic recipe that was part of the New Years celebration.  It was ridiculously good.  Please note that this recipe does not have to be limited to Trout.  This can be used on anything… chicken, eggplant, pork – you name it.  The flavor of this dish was over the moon.  The tomato compote was so delicious and really was a nice compliment to the fish.



  • 1 Fillet trout
  • 1 Pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 Small onion minced
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2  Tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sherry vinegar ( or red wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 Tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Tsp. white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. slivered almonds.
  • 1 Tbsp. minced basil
  • 1 Cup fresh breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Heat a saucepan that can go into the oven pan over medium heat and add onions, stirring occasionally until tender soft, 7 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and tomatoes and cook a further 4 minutes.
  4. To the mixture add salt, vinegar, and sugar and place in oven for about 12 minutes.
  5. Toast the nuts in the interim and after the 12 minutes add to the dish.
  6. Still, raise the temperature to 425 F and cook around 8 minutes or until the mixture had dried considerably. Add basil and stir.The dish can be made ahead to here.
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  8. Place trout on pan, spoon the tomato mixture over, then add breadcrumbs and bake at 350 F until the fish flakes easily.
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  10. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: What you may see happen is that the top of the fish will get too brown before the center of the fish is cooked.  If that happens cover the breadcrumb with foil and continue cooking until the center of the fish is done.

So there you have it…. a delicious recipe that is way easier than it sounds. 

Do you ever think a recipe is to complex so you just avoid it and either make something else that you are not happy with or order takeout? It does happen to me periodically but for the most part I am pretty open to try just about anything and be prepared to eat it regardless of how it turns out.

Some Cool Finds Over the Holidays

  • Sweet Pumpkin Fritters compliments of Kevin over at Closetcooking.  If you have yet to check out Kevin’s recipes as of yet I suggest you do so.  Admire the honey syrup for these fritters… insane!

I hope you have a great Wednesday and I will see you all on Friday.

Take care


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