Brown Butter Colorado Trout

Brown Butter Colorado Trout |

Happy Monday everyone! Hope y’all had a great one….I was all aboard on the Durango Blues Train. I’ll be sharing a super cool post about that soon.

In the mean time lets talk about this phenomenal Brown Butter Colorado Trout recipe…

Brown Butter Colorado Trout |

Remember my chef pal David Burton Sanchez (ahem Crispy Avocado Wedges with Crab Salad)?

This is another recipe we collaborated on. David cooks & I photograph him working his magic.

Crispy Avocado Wedges with Crab Salad |

If you don’t typically eat trout I suggest you add it to your meal rotation. Its a delicate flavored fish that easily accepts the flavors you throw at it. When David first prepared this trout for me I was actually silent. Like I could not talk (never happens) because I was so into the buttery flavors of this dish.

The whole idea of fish sautéed in brown butter (beurre noisette) is irresistible. Finger licking, plate licking fabulous!

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The sauce has a perfect butter to lemon ratio. Paired with sweet golden raisins, served over a bed of skinny grilled asparagus.  Second time around I told David we had to share his recipe here so you could all enjoy it….whether you live in Colorado or not.

Brown Butter Colorado Trout |

You know what that means….my big reward was getting to eat it all over again when the shoot was over.



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~ Marla Meridith

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18 thoughts on “Brown Butter Colorado Trout

  1. Where I grew up in MN and the Land of 10,000 Lakes, so many of my neighbors, uncles, relatives, etc used to go fishing and trout was very common and the most simple preparation of browned butter and maybe a very light flouring of it, so, so so good! I haven’t had it in probably 20 years at this point, I know, whoa. So I can appreciate you being silent and at a loss for words, although you’re right, that’s pretty rare 🙂

    1. Ha!!! Averie you crack me up. You know silence is a tough one for me 😉 I’ve heard that MN is loaded with trout. That simple preparation is oh so good!