Storified by Arya McLean· Sat, Apr 13 2013 22:19:12
A healthy and aromatic trout recipe, broiled rainbow trout flavored with lime, tarragon, and parsley and seasoned with salt and pepper is a gourmet cooking recipe, adapted from Bon Appétit 30-Minute Main Courses, and makes an elegant and delicious last-minute meal. The total cooking time takes about ten minutes and the preparation can take as little as five minutes.
Tarragon and lime is the perfect complement to the subtly sweet and delicate flavor of trout. This is an excellent dish for those who or on a healthy diet. Broiling is one of the healthiest methods of cooking. Little nutrition is lost in the process of cooking and no additional fats are absorbed in the flesh of the fish. The natural flavors of the fish truly come out when it is cooked in the broiler. It is thus best to broil trout if you want to taste its true essence.
Overcooking the fish, especially in the broiler, will make it dry and bland so be sure to ay attention to the fish while it is cooking. It only takes about five minutes on each side to cook the whole fish, or a total of ten minutes, so you don’t have to wait for a long time for it to be ready.
As much as possible the fish should be thawed when you cook it in the broiler. However, if you have no time to thaw frozen fish, you can cook it longer, about 10 minutes on each side. This will result in a less flavorful fish, however. It is still best to thaw the fish properly, by placing it in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. You can also place it in a basin of ice-cold water to thaw. You know the fish is perfectly done when it flakes easily with a fork.