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Grilled Trout with White Beans and Caper Vinaigrette

Bon Appétit

¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ cup minced shallots

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon drained capers

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed, drained

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

2 10-ounce cleaned boned butterflied trout

1 cup coarsely sliced arugula


Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Cook butter in small skillet over medium heat until brown, stirring often, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in oil, then shallots, vinegar, capers, and rosemary. Season vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.

Mix beans, lemon peel, and 2 tablespoons vinaigrette in medium skillet. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Brush a little vinaigrette over flesh side of trout; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place skillet with beans on edge of grill to warm through. Grill trout, flesh side down, until brown, about 2 minutes. Turn trout over; grill until cooked through, about 2 minutes. Transfer trout to plates. Mix arugula into warm beans; spoon alongside trout. Rewarm remaining vinaigrette; spoon over trout and beans.

Serves 2

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