Pecan-Crusted Rainbow Trout #SundaySupper

Today’s Sunday Supper is all about Reflections and Resolutions. For me 2013 is going down as a whirlwind of a year. I have learned so much along the way and hopefully it has made me stronger for an even better 2014. In May of this year I stared my business, California Taco. It was a small catering and events business and I started serving hot Mexican street food at events and in my local market. But business hasn’t been as good as we would like and right before Christmas I had to make the decision to pull out of our local market. It felt emotional about it as I saw it as my business failing. But not everything has been bad, when I do larger events like beer festivals my business is thriving, but I had wanted to build my business more locally in my adopted home town. But I have had to learn the hard way that business doesn’t always go the way you would want, but if you are willing to adapt your business doesn’t have to be a total failure when you hit hard times. Pulling out of a failing market was a good decision and I know that building more catering clients and finding big events will be a healthier thing for my business. I have also decided to build an online store so that I can sell my homemade salsas and other Mexican delights to customers who have been requesting online sales. So 2013 ended with my shutting down shop but I know 2014 will be a year of new investments and discoveries of where my business will take me. No matter what I will always be able to look back and see that I put aside my fears and stepped out to pursue my dreams. I can’t wait share more about where life takes me with it.

Here’s to a new year where we all put aside our fears and step out into the unknown, because taking chances is the only way we will ever knew if there is any substance to our dreams.

Pecan-Crusted Rainbow Trout

100g (1 c.) lightly toasted pecans, chopped
170g (1 1/2 c.) breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 trout fillets
4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

Preheat the oven to 250 C (450 F). Combine pecans, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper.

Brush each trout fillet with the softened butter.

Sprinkle the buttered side of each trout fillet with the pecan crust and press firmly with your hand to completely cover each fillet.

Brush a cookie sheet with the remaining butter, or place on parchment paper. Place the un-breaded side of the trout down on the buttered cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the flesh is firm and flaky.

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14 Responses to Pecan-Crusted Rainbow Trout #SundaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    Absolutely great advice on taking chances to realize your dreams. I’m wishing you much success in 2014 and hope all your dreams are fulfilled.

  2. Liz says:

    I love trout and your recipe looks perfect! Best of luck with your business in the coming year…I know you’ll make it successful!!! And I’m looking forward to cooking along with you in 2014. Happy New Year, my friend!!! xo

  3. It is so hard to see dreams not work out like we want, but you have a new one now, and I hope it is a great success for you! The trout looks fantastic. My husband was drooling over my shoulder a moment ago! LOL Happy New Year!

  4. It has been such a pleasure watching you grow in 2013. Although sometimes things are not a success immediately, usually we look back and see that we needed to learn and to grow. Your success is coming and I can’t wait to watch you as you grow your business.
    I hope that 2014 is the year that we have the opportunity to meet in IRL!

  5. Your reflections on your business and the natural twists and turns it takes is right on. Keep it up!

  6. You are so right about having to roll with things in regards to your business. I hope 2014 is all that you need it to be. Now, pass me a plate of this beautiful fish. Seriously…Yum!

  7. I love that you can be positive and focused for the new year! Best to you, Laura!

  8. Putting aside fears and stepping into the unknown is exactly what I need to do for 2014. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you the best of luck as you pursue new avenues with your business!

  9. It sounds to me like you’ve learned a lot of really valuable things for life in general. You are so right – you have to take chances. And good for you for making the hard decisions and going after your dreams in another way. I’m sending you best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

  10. Bea says:

    Yes, let’s toast to that; it sounds like a tough but great decision you had to make. I love your idea of moving to an online store.

    Now your trout looks absolutely amazing. I love trout and this would be the perfect dish for me.

    Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, and successful 2014!

  11. Wishing you the best in your 2014 endeavors. I saw something the other day about there being no such thing as failure. Either one succeeds or one learns from their experience. And that’s a form of success too. Your recipe looks fabulous. Happy New Year!

  12. Shaina says:

    “Here’s to a new year where we all put aside our fears and step out into the unknown, because taking chances is the only way we will ever knew if there is any substance to our dreams.”

    That is such a moving statement. Thank you for sharing it with us! Happy New Year :)

  13. 2014 is going to be your year! I wish you the absolute best!!! Your trout looks just incredible!!! Yum!

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