Pan Seared Wild Steelhead with Sautéed Greens

Pan Seared Wild Steelhead with Sautéed Greens
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Real Food
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Serves: 2
Pan searing fish is not only quick, it's incredibly easy! Enjoy crispy, Omega-3 rich skin and a perfectly, slightly rare center by using this recipe, and get ready for a delicious meal in less than 15 minutes!
  • 1 pound wild steelhead trout, skin on, cut into two even pieces
  • 2 tablespoons duck fat or coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (or more) smashed
  • 4 cups spinach, washed
  • 1 lemon
  • handful micro greens, for garnish
  1. Pat fish dry with paper towel
  2. Heat fat in skillet over medium- high (if it's smoking- it's too hot!)
  3. Place fish in skillet skin side down and shake pan slightly to avoid sticking
  4. Press down on flesh with metal spatula and cook 3-4 minutes- longer if using a thicker type of fish- without moving to create even, crisp browning
  5. When you shake the pan and see the fillet move, you can flip over carefully to avoid tearing skin
  6. Use a meat thermometer or preferred level of doneness to gauge how long to cook
  7. Remove from pan and place flesh side down on plate under foil
  8. Meanwhile, add garlic to hot fat in skillet and cook until browned- one minute or so
  9. Add spinach, turn off heat and cover 1 -2 minutes
  10. Cut lemon into wedges
  11. Plate spinach, followed by fillets, garnished with micro greens and lemon