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Past Episodes: August 2012 Archives

Pan Fried Trout with Sprout Salad

Pan Fried Trout with Sprout Salad

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By Atmosphere Fine Foods


2-3 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. butter
Trout filet
Salt & Pepper to taste
½ lemon, juice squeezed
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed

Fresh sprouts (pea sprouts and radish sprouts were used in this recipe)
½ red pepper, diced
½ orange or yellow pepper, diced
Pineapple tomatoes, halved (optional)

Orange Mustard Dressing:
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1-2 Tbsp. orange marmalade (substitute with ½ cup orange juice)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
¼ cup Olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. In a separate bowl whisk together ingredients for orange mustard dressing, set aside.
2. Season trout with salt and pepper. On medium high heat, in a frying pan add oil and butter. Fry trout on one side until browned. Flip trout. Squeeze juice of half of lemon on top and sprinkle with crushed garlic. Place trout in oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, place pea and radish sprouts into a bowl. Add diced peppers, halved pineapple tomatoes (optional), and put into a bowl. Lightly dress sprout mixture prior to serving, reserving some, and mix.
4. Remove trout from oven. Let stand for approximately 5 minutes.
5. To plate: Place salad mixture on center of a plate, placing trout on top. Dress with Orange Mustard Dressing.

Serves approximately 2-4 people.

Over the past few weeks our Dinner Party Chefs have been dropping by with recipes for easy yet very tasty summer meals.
Meals that use as much local ingredients as possible.
This afternoon Nav and Rita join me again with another great meal.

Listen audio (runs 6:39)

Coming up, using the "voices" of the Round Goby to reduce their numbers in the Great Lakes.

Did you know that fish can hear? It's something Dennis Higgs has known
for a long time. And he's using that knowledge to find a way to reduce the Round Goby population in the Great Lakes. The Round Goby is an invasive species
from Europe that found its way to our waters about 20 years ago.....likely through the ballast water in ships. And since that time, it's population has grown to number in the billions. Dennis Higgs has been trying to come up with a way to trap them. And he's come up with an interesting way to do it.....using fish sounds to attract the Round Goby.
Dennis Higgs is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Windsor.
Listen audio (runs 8:20)

Two new murals paying tribute to the War of 1812 are going up in Sandwich Town.

When planning events to mark the 200th. anniversary of the War of 1812 the City of Windsor put out a call
to mural artists for submissions.
The murals were to represent the 200 years of friendship between the U.S. and Canada.
From all the submissions two projects were chosen.
One is from Justin Langlois and the other is from Lorraine Steele and Phil McLeod.
They will soon begin work on their murals
Justin couldn't make it in this afternoon - his work will be installed on the windmill at the corner of Russell and Mill Street.
It features a phrase - in cursive writing - that will be illuminated by LED Neon flex lighting -the phrase spells out - All we are is all we were.
But Lorraine Steele and Phil McLeod join me in the studio this afternoon.

Listen audio (runs 10:47)