Steamed Trout or Salmon With Lettuce & Peas
Preparation time: About 20 minutes
Microwaving time: 9 to 11 minutes
Standing time: 3 minutes
Succulent whole trout and mint-seasoned tiny peas take a steam bath right on the serving plate for this eye-catching entrée. You might accompany the tender fish and vegetables with crisp, sesame-crusted bread sticks.
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 cup frozen tiny peas, thawed
3 cups shredded romaine lettuce leaves
Salt and pepper
4 cleaned whole trout or baby salmon
(8 to 10 oz. each)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a bowl, mix mint, lemon peel, garlic, peas, and lettuce; season to taste with salt and pepper. Pat mixture gently into a mound on a 10-inch rimmed microwave-safe plate.
Rinse fish and pat dry. Then arrange, heads pointing in same direction and cavity sides down, over pea mixture; lean fish against each other.
Cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 4 minutes. Turn fish over so heads point in opposite direction; cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 5 to 7 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes. Fish should be just slightly translucent or wet inside; cut in thickest part to test. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Transfer fish to individual plates and spoon lettuce mixture alongside. Garnish with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 239 calories, 31 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 9 g total fat, 78 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium