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This Blackened Trout With Green Beans Only Takes 10 Minutes to Make (Yes, Really!)

PREP TIME
3 min
COOK TIME
7 min
YIELDS
4 servings

Whether you seriously have no time to cook or you just have no desire to cook long, lengthy recipes, this is the perfect dinner for you! Blackening fish for this We Know You Have 10 Minutes recipe may seem complicated, but it is far from it. You simply combine a few spices, place them on the flesh of the fish and sear. Voila, that’s it! As the fish is cooking, you add orange juice in the pan to help poach and sweeten it. The fish isn’t actually blackening or burning, rather it is the spices that are and this technique helps enhance their flavours. Pair it with blanched green beans for a speedy side of veggies.

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Ingredients

1
lb French green beans
1
Tbsp paprika
1
tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1
tsp Italian seasoning
1
tsp sea salt, divided
4
pieces of trout (4-5 oz)
1
Tbsp + few tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
¾
cup orange juice (3 oranges), divided
½
lemon squeezed
3
tsp orange zest
¼
cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
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Directions

Blackened trout and green beans ingredients on kitchen countertop
Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water. As you’re waiting for the water to boil, prepare an ice bath in another big bowl.

Step 2

Carefully drop the green beans into the boiling water and let them cook for 2 minutes, then drain and place them in the ice bath.

Step 3

While the green beans are cooling, mix the paprika, cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning and ½ tsp sea salt together in a wide dish. Place the trout flesh side down in the spices to ensure the flesh is coated.

Blackened trout seasoned on kitchen countertop
Step 4

Place a wide pan on the stove, heat to medium-high, add 1 Tbsp oil and swirl around the pan. Place the trout flesh/spice side down.

Step 5

Once the spices look like they’re browning, after about 3 minutes, add in ½ cup orange juice. Once the juice has mostly evaporated and caramelized, flip the fish over and cook for another 5 minutes. If your pieces are thick and aren’t cooked on the inside, place them in a 350°F oven for a few minutes.

Step 6

Drain the beans again and place them in another bowl. Season with few tsp of oil, ½ tsp salt, the rest of the orange juice and lemon juice. Put the green beans on a dish with the trout and top both with orange zest and fresh parsley.

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