Lemon Thyme Rainbow Trout

It’s trout season!  I know this makes my daddy-o very happy because they stock the rivers by us.  Opening day, he went out with my husband and they brought home 7 delicious fish!  I love two things about this:

1. My father and husband get along great.
2. Fresh fish for dinner!

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I was struggling with a way to make them tastier than just straight up grilling them, so I decided to make a sauce that the Portuguese in me would call a “molho”.  You could use anything you have around the house to make this scrumptious, so I went with what I had.  Who knew that my garden thyme would have survived the winter!?  While I grilled up a big fish feast, I have scaled down the recipe to serve two.

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Whole Broiled Trout

Around here we LOVE eating a whole fish! The flavors are incredible when cooked whole, it reminds us of our Mediterranean honeymoon, and it allows us to slow down and truly enjoy a meal together. Pair this awesome (and simple) recipe with a quick batch of sauteed spinach and you have an incredible feast! This was the first time I tried to eat a whole fish with a baby in my arms and that proved interesting.

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A word of advice: go to a fish market where they know what they are doing. You want it gutted, scaled, and trimmed. Yes, you can do this yourself (and you will have to if you were lucky enough to catch the fish yourself), but it so much easier (and cleaner on your kitchen) to have them take care of the dirty work!
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