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Seared Trout

with Peach and Arugula Salad

Seared Trout with Peach and Arugula Salad

In this recipe, we combined the two complementary flavors of peach and tarragon, with the earthiness of potatoes and arugula. To achieve a nice brown color and crispy skin on your trout, make sure the pan is good and hot before adding the fish. We hope you’ll find this recipe to be a smash hit and a fun way to eat tasty fish.

Seared Trout with Peach and Arugula Salad ingredients
On the Cutting Board
  • 6 Ounces Fingerling Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Almonds
  • 1 Bunch Tarragon
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Butterflied Trouts
  • 3 Ounces Arugula
Prepare your ingredients:
1 Prepare your ingredients:
Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Slice the potatoes into ¼-inch-thick discs. Roughly chop the almonds. Finely chop the tarragon leaves. Peel and mince the garlic, smashing until it resembles a paste. Pit and thinly slice the peach. Peel and mince the shallot to get about 2 tablespoons of minced shallot. Add the shallot to a small bowl along with the cider vinegar.
Cook the potatoes:
2 Cook the potatoes:
Add the potatoes to the boiling water. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and rinse under cool water.
Make the dressing:
3 Make the dressing:
While the potatoes cook, make the dressing. Add the garlic paste to the shallot and vinegar. Gradually whisk in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook the trout:
4 Cook the trout:
Season the insides of the trout with salt and pepper, then sprinkle the tarragon all over the insides. In a large nonstick pan, heat some olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the trout to the hot pan, skin side up. Season the skin side with salt and pepper. Cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until the skin is crispy on the second side, turning over once.
Make the salad:
5 Make the salad:
While the fish cooks, in a large bowl, combine the arugula, sliced peach, almonds, and cooked potatoes. Spoon some of the dressing into the salad (you may have extra dressing) and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat.
Plate your dish:
6 Plate your dish:
Divide the salad and trout between 2 plates. Spoon some of the remaining dressing over the fish, if you like. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare your ingredients:
1 Prepare your ingredients:
Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Slice the potatoes into ¼-inch-thick discs. Roughly chop the almonds. Finely chop the tarragon leaves. Peel and mince the garlic, smashing until it resembles a paste. Pit and thinly slice the peach. Peel and mince the shallot to get about 2 tablespoons of minced shallot. Add the shallot to a small bowl along with the cider vinegar.
2 Cook the potatoes:
Add the potatoes to the boiling water. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and rinse under cool water.
Cook the potatoes:
Make the dressing:
3 Make the dressing:
While the potatoes cook, make the dressing. Add the garlic paste to the shallot and vinegar. Gradually whisk in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4 Cook the trout:
Season the insides of the trout with salt and pepper, then sprinkle the tarragon all over the insides. In a large nonstick pan, heat some olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the trout to the hot pan, skin side up. Season the skin side with salt and pepper. Cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until the skin is crispy on the second side, turning over once.
Cook the trout:
Make the salad:
5 Make the salad:
While the fish cooks, in a large bowl, combine the arugula, sliced peach, almonds, and cooked potatoes. Spoon some of the dressing into the salad (you may have extra dressing) and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat.
6 Plate your dish:
Divide the salad and trout between 2 plates. Spoon some of the remaining dressing over the fish, if you like. Enjoy!
Plate your dish: