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Napoleon of Smoked Trout and Arugula Mousse from Gillian Duffy

When I hear the word “napoleon” I never think about the little round man with the funny hat and his hand tucked inside his white shirt. I think about something sweet and layered. I remember my very first walk in New York’s Little Italy, sitting a table, cappuccino in one hand and my other holding…

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Brian’s Smoked Trout Dip with Onion and Garlic

I have never understood why trout is not more popular. Growing up in Oregon, we had trout more often than salmon — the two fish are first cousins actually. I enjoyed trout as a kid with a particular intense yet sweet flavor. Around the world, and trout are found everywhere, different species have quite different…

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Pan Fried Trout: Simple, Delicious and Even Elegant

  You are probably very proud of your kitchen. You’ve invested time in the appliances, the cabinets, tile and lighting. And you have found that the kitchen is often the centerpiece of family life. What is underused in your kitchen? Here’s a hint: look up. Yes, that hood and vent system, that beautiful vent. You…

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Brian’s Trout with Poblano Strips and Artichoke Hearts

  So, you have some trout. And you don’t want to simply pan fry them. I understand. As good as that can be, sometimes you need something just a tad more exciting. Well, all you need is a poblano chili and a jar of marinated artichoke hearts. You fry the trout along with the poblano…

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