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Trout with Pumpkin Seed-Sage Gremolata

Serves 4

Total Time
25 mins

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.

su-Trout with Pumpkin Seed-Sage Gremolata

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
  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
Step 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

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

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

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 364Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%

Saturated Fat 3.3g17%
Cholesterol 82mg28%
Sodium 333mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 11g4%

Dietary Fiber 1.7g7%
Protein 32g64%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.