Trout is delicious, mild in flavor, and easy on your budget, making it a perfect lean protein for any calorie-conscious athlete. Browned butter and almonds add richness and flavor to this simple dish, while blanched green beans help fill out the macros and complete this light, delicious meal.
- 1 serving (4oz) trout
- 3 oz green beans
- 2 tbsp almonds, slivered
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 pinch table salt
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Remove stems from green beans and blanch in boiling water for 3 minutes. Transfer to ice water to cool, then drain and set aside.
- Season the trout fillet with salt. Heat a sauté pan with olive oil, then sear the filet skin side down for 2-3 minutes, starting on high heat before reducing to medium. Flip the filet and finish for 1 minute. Remove the trout from the pan and set aside, wiping the pan clean.
- Heat the butter in the same pan until it starts to brown. Add the almonds and a splash of lemon juice. Toss the green beans in the browned butter, and then serve with the trout.