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Whole-Grilled Trout with Green Beans and Orzo
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10 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 35MINS

Whole-Grilled Trout with Green Beans and Orzo

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The crispy skin, the tender meat of the fish, the freshness of the green beans and the creamy-tasting brown butter orzo makes this a firm favorite for a quick and easy meal.
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Alexandra's Kitchen
Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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The crispy skin, the tender meat of the fish, the freshness of the green beans and the creamy-tasting brown butter orzo makes this a firm favorite for a quick and easy meal.
35MINS
Total Time
$13.62
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Trout
Whole Trout
2
Whole Trout
around 14 oz. per person
Lemon
1
Lemon
thinly sliced
Kosher Salt
to taste
Orzo Risotto
Orzo Pasta
1 1/3 cups
Orzo Pasta
Water
3 1/2 cups
Water
Green Beans
Green Beans
to taste
Olive Oil
as needed
Lemon
to taste
Lemons
for serving
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1179
Fat
39.0 g
Protein
93.9 g
Carbs
113.4 g
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Alexandra Stafford is the blogger behind Alexandra's Kitchen, a food blog featuring mostly simple, sometimes fussy but always seasonal recipes.
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step 1
Preheat the grill to high.
step 1 Preheat the grill to high.
step 2
Season Whole Trout (2) all over with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Stuff the cavity with half-moon slices of Lemon (1). Rub Olive Oil (as needed) all over the fish. (Alternatively, rub oil over your grill grates.)
step 2 Season Whole Trout (2) all over with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Stuff the cavity with half-moon slices of Lemon (1). Rub Olive Oil (as needed)  all over the fish. (Alternatively, rub oil over your grill grates.)
step 3
Grill for 3 to 4 minutes a side, the cover in foil to rest.
step 4
For the orzo, in a large skillet or a medium heavy saucepan, cook the Unsalted Butter (1 Tbsp) over moderately low heat until the solids that sink to the bottom are golden brown and the butter smells like roasting nuts.
step 4 For the orzo, in a large skillet or a medium heavy saucepan, cook the Unsalted Butter (1 Tbsp) over moderately low heat until the solids that sink to the bottom are golden brown and the butter smells like roasting nuts.
step 5
Add the Orzo Pasta (1 1/3 cups), increase the heat to moderate, and sauté, stirring constantly, until the orzo is golden and about one third of the grains are dark brown. Stir in the water and 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt (to taste) and bring to a boil.
step 5 Add the Orzo Pasta (1 1/3 cups), increase the heat to moderate, and sauté, stirring constantly, until the orzo is golden and about one third of the grains are dark brown. Stir in the water and 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt (to taste) and bring to a boil.
step 6
Cook at a low boil until the orzo is tender and most of the water has evaporated, about 11 minutes. There should be a light creamy "sauce" binding the orzo and making it slightly soupy. Add Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and serve at once.
step 6 Cook at a low boil until the orzo is tender and most of the water has evaporated, about 11 minutes. There should be a light creamy "sauce" binding the orzo and making it slightly soupy. Add Ground Black Pepper (to taste) and serve at once.
step 7
For the green beans, fill a medium heavy saucepan or pot with about Water (3 1/2 cups). Insert steamer basket. Bring to a boil. Add Green Beans (to taste).
step 8
Steam for 2 to 3 minutes or until the desired crunch has been achieved. Remove beans and place them in a serving bowl. Season with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Drizzle with Olive Oil (as needed) and the juice from a slice of Lemons (to taste).
step 8 Steam for 2 to 3 minutes or until the desired crunch has been achieved. Remove beans and place them in a serving bowl. Season with Kosher Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Drizzle with Olive Oil (as needed) and the juice from a slice of Lemons (to taste).
step 9
Serve the fish with the orzo and the green beans, with additional lemon on the side.
step 9 Serve the fish with the orzo and the green beans, with additional lemon on the side.
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American
Grill
BBQ
Lunch
Healthy
Shellfish-Free
Fall
Quick & Easy
Summer
Winter
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