Trout with Almonds
4 trout, cleaned and gutted
2 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
75g/3oz/5 tbsp butter
50g/2oz/¼ cup flaked almonds
juice of ½ lemon
4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
salt and ground black pepper
1 Rinse the trout and pat dry with kitchen paper. Put the flour on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dust the fish with the seasoned flour to coat lightly.
2 Melt most of the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the trout, two at a time, for 6–7 minutes on each side, turning once, until golden brown, crisp and cooked.
3 Remove from the pan, drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. Wipe out the pan.
4 Melt the remaining butter in the pan and fry the almonds until lightly browned. Add the lemon juice and parsley and spoon over the trout. Serve immediately.