Well, here it is. The best part of trout season : a great meal that celebrates the start of spring.
I cleaned my two trout, stuffed them with lime and baked them in the oven or half an hour. Flaked the meat off and mixed it with egg, panko, flour, old bay and lime zest for the trout cakes.
What else said "spring"? My father's friend had been given a dozen turkey eggs that she passed on to me. There were spring bunching onions growing in the garden, along with handfuls of dandelion in the yard. Garlic from the fall.
I sauteed some bacon, cooked the greens, onions and garlic in the fat. Made an alfredo type sauce with half n half, butter, cream cheese and a little whole grain mustard to cut the richness and brighten it.
Turkey egg turned into spaghetti noodles.
Here it is plated. The trout cakes were a bit bland, add herbs next time. The pasta with dandelion was fantastic, we'll make this again soon.