Recipe: Broiled trout with tomato and red onion relish

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Recipe: Broiled trout with tomato and red onion relish

Dietitian's tip: The American Heart Association recommends two servings of fish every week. Trout is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep blood from forming clots and protect against irregular heartbeats that may cause heart attack.

Serves: 4


3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon light molasses
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
4 trout fillets, each 5 ounces


Preheat the broiler (grill). Position the rack 4 inches from the heat source.

Arrange the tomatoes cut side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment (baking) paper. Broil (grill) until the skins wrinkle and begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside and leave the broiler on.

In a frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the vinegar and molasses and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Add the broiled tomatoes, lemon zest, parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Stir to combine. Remove from the heat, set aside and keep warm.

Lightly coat a broiler pan with olive oil cooking spray. Sprinkle the thyme and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over the fillets and place on the prepared pan. Broil (grill) until the fish is opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife, about 5 minutes. Transfer to warmed individual plates and serve topped with the warm tomato relish.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size:
Calories:259Cholesterol:84 mg
Protein:31gSodium:359 mg
Carbohydrate:10 gFiber:2 g
Total fat:10 gPotassium:863 mg
Saturated fat:3 gCalcium:108 mg
Monounsaturated fat:4 g
This recipe is one of 150 recipes collected in The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook, published by Mayo Clinic Health Information and Oxmoor House, and winner of the 2005 James Beard award.
Last Updated: 2006-03-01
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