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Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Trout with Herb Sauce and Lemon Rice Pilaf

Chef Andrew Zimmern grills prosciutto-wrapped whole trout stuffed with lemon and herbs. To complete the meal, he cooks rice pilaf directly in the hot coals and makes a simple blender sauce with garlic and herbs.


Serves: 4


Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Trout with Herb Sauce and Lemon Rice Pilaf

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Lemon Rice Pilaf

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small handful of angel hair pasta, broken into 1-inch lengths (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 whole garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth

Herb Sauce

  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 4 anchovies
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Trout

  • 4 small whole trout, about 14 ounces, cleaned
  • 12 slices prosciutto
  • Fresh sage sprigs
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Place a medium pot into the coals over medium direct heat and add the oil. Fry the pasta pieces for a few minutes to lightly toast, then add the garlic and onion. When onions are glassy and aromatic, add the salt, lemon zest, rice, chicken stock and half of the lemon juice. Bring to a simmer, stir once, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Let rest off of the heat for 10 minutes, remove cover, stir adding remaining lemon juice and reserve.
  2. While the rice is cooking, make the herb sauce. Blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender. Reserve in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Wash and dry each fish. Season with salt and pepper. Stuff each cavity with sage, thyme and lemon slices.
  4. Lay two or three slices of prosciutto side by side overlapping so they mimic the length of the fish from neck to start of the tail. Lay the fish on the bottom of the prosciutto closest to you. Roll up and away from you, keeping the prosciutto firmly wrapped around the fish. Repeat with remaining fish.

    Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Trout with Herb Sauce and Lemon Rice Pilaf
  5. Brush each fish with olive oil.
  6. Cook over hardwood charcoal, high indirect heat, for about 7-8 minutes a side until fish is cooked through and prosciutto is crisped.

    Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Trout with Herb Sauce and Lemon Rice Pilaf


    Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Trout with Herb Sauce and Lemon Rice Pilaf
  7. Serve with the rice and herb sauce.

    Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Trout with Herb Sauce and Lemon Rice Pilaf
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