Trout with Shitake Mushrooms and Veggies, and Caprese

 (Note: I am publishing this two weeks after making it. There are a couple of things I meant to add, but honestly I don’t remember them. Nevertheless, I wrote this soon after I cooked it, so what I have written was fresh on my mind). 

Sunday night! That means it’s time for me to cook. Up tonight is a baked trout topped with shitake mushrooms, tomator, green onions, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. Recipe courtesy September 2007 Bon Appetit.

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The only hard part about this dinner was figuring out what side dish to make. I looked through the magazines, but nothing looked good enough, or if it looked good enough it was loaded with oil or had some other protein in it (like shrimp), which I just didn’t want on top of fish. I found a recipe for grilled eggplant caprese with mozerella and tomatoes (along with a oil-laden dressing that I modified …. unsuccessfully) so I decided to grill me some eggplant.

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Being new to the grill, I had some problems with the charcoals, and my grill ended up getting way hot, which meant my eggplants got overcooked. I also put too much salt on them, which, duh, made them too salty.

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In the end, the trout was good, but next time I will try it with a flakier white fish, either rainbow trout like the recipe calls for or something like flounder (I knew I should have gone with the flounder …. I felt it in my gut). All in all it was flavorful, just a little too oily. The eggplant in the caprese was completely too salty and my dressing was mediocre (I would call it bad but my husband liked it … it’s better when it’s with veggies and not on its own). Luckily I had lots of tomatoes and mozarella, so the lack of eggplant didn’t really make a difference. This just goes to show that sometimes recipes are made to be followed.

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1 Response to “Trout with Shitake Mushrooms and Veggies, and Caprese”


  1. 1 darithyim February 22, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    That looks delicious! I love the mushroom, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and green onions combination =)


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