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Rainbow Trout with Horseradish Crust and Saffron Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 20 min.
Dill, horseradish, and a saffron sauce deliver a burst of savory flavor to the trout fillets.


  • 7 1/2 oz rye bread, sliced
  • 3 Tbs minced dill weed
  • 3 Tbs prepared horseradish
  • 4 oz smoked salmon, minced
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 12 4 ounces rainbow trout fillets
  • saffron, for garnish
  • Saffron Sauce3 cups fish stock
  • 3 cups cream
  • 2 pinches saffron
  • salt and pepper


  • Finely chop rye bread. Mix in dill weed, horseradish, smoked salmon, pepper, and melted butter; reserve.
  • Per filet, apply 1/2 cup crust mixture to flesh side of trout. Broil until trout turns opaque or crust turns golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with 1/4 cup Saffron Sauce; garnish with a few saffron threads.
  • Saffron SauceStir together 3 cups each fish stock and cream with 2 pinches saffron. Cook until reduced by half; season with salt and pepper. Reserve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 418
  Calories from Fat 243 (58%)
(42%)Total Fat 27g
(72%)Saturated Fat 14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(38%)Cholesterol 115mg
(15%)Sodium 366mg
(22%)Potassium 761mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(61%)Protein 30g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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