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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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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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Trout with Cashews, Cilantro and Lime-Butter Sauce

  A long time ago, in a galaxy far away …  No, it was only the 1980’s and it was here, right here in the USA. Public television ran several series call Great Chefs. Great Chefs of Chicago. Great Chefs of New York. You may have seen them or remember the woman’s soft voice. When…

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