Sunday, April 18, 2010

Peach Chutney & Steelhead Trout

I couldn't resist buying fresh Steelhead Trout filets, while at my market on Saturday morning.  They were such a beautiful color, and I like to prepare them very simply-- salt & pepper, seared and roasted in olive oil. It's a technique I learned from Ina Garten, and it never fails to produce moist fish in a short amount of time.  I was suddenly inspired to make a peach chutney, because I have several jars of peach jam that I made last summer.  I found a recipe for peach chutney on Epicurious, and I was thrilled that I had all of the ingredients on hand-- well, except for fresh peaches.  I figured that I would improvise, and reduce the amount of sugar in the original recipe.  I didn't photograph how I made the chutney, because I was a) very hungry b) wasn't sure how the chutney would turn out because c) I had never made a chutney before!

The ingredients I used were: thinly sliced onion, diced red pepper, diced jalapeno, fresh minced ginger, minced garlic, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, kosher salt & peach jam (fresh peaches would have been nice).  I cooked this for about 15 minutes and let it simmer until it thickened.  I could not stop tasting it, it was so delicious!  So, I quickly wrote down the recipe (which is at the bottom of this post) and grabbed the camera.

The fish took about 4 minutes to sear, and about 4 minutes to roast at 450F.  I also roasted some asparagus, and boiled some potatoes.


I have so much fresh chives that are thriving in our backyard! 
This dinner was ready in about 30 minutes, with the chutney taking the most time to make.

VERDICT: My son (who has moved back home with us), my husband and I both loved the chutney.  I can't wait to make more of this-- in fact, I might make a huge batch and (using a water bath canner), I might store this along with my homemade jams that I like to make.  The chutney has flavors of ginger that comes through, balanced with a little jalapeno (I think I could have easily used two jalapenos), with a little bit of sweetness.   This chutney would be excellent with a roasted pork tenderloin, and that's exactly what I'll do later on this week.






Here's the printable recipe:


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19 comments:

Lisa said...

sounds wonderful, I'm not into fish at all, but I think the idea of using it on pork sounds terrific.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

That chutney looks like the perfect accompaniment to that fish.

Valerie said...

Debby, your pictures are drop-dead, mouthwatering gorgeous!

The Chef In My Head said...

This sounds really really good. We should have peaches soon here in Texas, what a great idea! ~LeslieMichele

Velva said...

All you had to say was a technique by Ina Garten-that was enough for me :-) Seriously, this looks fabulous. The chutney is looks really good. Please jar tons of it. It will be wonderful with so many dishes.

Claudia said...

That looks like a fabulous combo. I'd probably make the chutney with mangoes though, as the peaches that make it here aren't so great.

Joanne said...

I love a good chutney and it seems like it would go especially well on a fish like trout. This looks like a fabulous meal!

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Pam said...

I love chutney with fish - this dish looks and sounds amaazing.

Kate said...

I am a fan of chutney!! All kinds...anytime! This is a great match up!

Debinhawaii said...

The trout looks delicious--and I am sure it paired perfectly with the chutney--a beautiful dish.

Cherine said...

This looks wonderful! Beautiful trout and beautiful colors!

Carla and Michael said...

Debby,
Those are some georgeous photo's. I have never tried steelehead trout. It sure looks delicious. The chutney is awesome amd would pair well with pork also. I'm going to have to see if I can locate that fish and will definately have to make up a jar of your chutney. Thanks.

Nan said...

Love it! Scrumptious! Both photos and recipe (and blog design)!

TKW said...

This looks like a gorgeous meal!

Cathy said...

I'm a big chutney fan so I can't pass up trying this delicious looking relish. Trout isn't available now so I'll give it a try on salmon fillets.

Monica H said...

Tht trout looks very much like salmon- no wonder you were attracted to it's color.

Ooh and I think your quartet of chive blossoms is lovely!

Me? I'd have to go for crib bedding. You know, for some day :-)

Kim said...

I have never heard of this steelhead trout, but it looks gorgeous with it's pink hue (so much like salmon). I bet it paired wonderfully with your peach chutney. Chives are one of my most favorite herbs and I love the photos with the chive flowers - gorgeous!