Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
YieldsServes 4Total Time25 mins
AuthorKate Washington,
A riff on the classic Italian combo of bread crumbs, garlic, and parsley, this dish's crunchy topping contrasts nicely with the delicate trout. If you don't have day-old bread, toast fresh bread in a low oven.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 425° and line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic clove and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes; remove garlic and reserve.

Step 2
2

Pulse bread pieces in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add crumbs to frying pan (don't wipe out bowl of processor) with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until crunchy and lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3
3

Put sage, reserved garlic clove, and lemon zest in food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add the pumpkin seeds and salt to taste and pulse until coarsely chopped.

Step 4
4

Cut fish down the center to create 4 fillets. Rub each with scant 1 tsp. of remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Place fillets on prepared baking pan and roast until fish starts to turn opaque, about 5 minutes.

Step 5
5

Sprinkle bread crumbs over fish. Roast until crumbs are browned and fish is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to plates, sprinkle with gremolata, and serve with lemon wedges and green salad.

Ingredients

  About 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
 1 garlic clove, lightly crushed and peeled
 2 ounces day-old bread (about 2 slices), torn
  About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  About 1/4 tsp. pepper
 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
 2 teaspoons lemon zest
 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
 2 cleaned, boned rainbow trout (about 10 oz. each), heads and tails removed
  Lemon wedges

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 425° and line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic clove and cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes; remove garlic and reserve.

Step 2
2

Pulse bread pieces in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Add crumbs to frying pan (don't wipe out bowl of processor) with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until crunchy and lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3
3

Put sage, reserved garlic clove, and lemon zest in food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add the pumpkin seeds and salt to taste and pulse until coarsely chopped.

Step 4
4

Cut fish down the center to create 4 fillets. Rub each with scant 1 tsp. of remaining oil and season with salt and pepper. Place fillets on prepared baking pan and roast until fish starts to turn opaque, about 5 minutes.

Step 5
5

Sprinkle bread crumbs over fish. Roast until crumbs are browned and fish is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to plates, sprinkle with gremolata, and serve with lemon wedges and green salad.

Trout with Pumpkin Seed-Sage Gremolata