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North Carolina Mountain Trout Stuffed With Low Country Crab

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Ingredients
  Rainbow trout 4
  Stuffing 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Onion 1⁄2 , chopped
  Celery 1⁄3 , chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Pimento 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Seafood seasoning 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Horseradish sauce 1 , grated
  Pickled crab meat 1 Pound (claw)
  Eggs 2 , lightly beaten
  Fresh bread crumbs 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1)Rinse the trout cavity with cold water and avoid washing off the slippery outer liquid of the skin
2)Keep aside in the refirgerator,in a slotted pan with a liner.
3)Cover with ice cubes for best protection

MAKING
4)To make the stuffing,take a pan.
5)Melt the margarine and saute the onion,celery and green pepper lightly.
6)Sprinkle the garlic,pimiento,seasonsing and horseradish to the pan.
7)Remove from flame,keep aside and pick for shells and cartilage from crab meat
8)Take a mixing bowl,add the vegetable mix and crabmeat and mix well.
9)Now pour in the eggs and mix well.
10)Add the breadcrumbs till the mix holds together if a small amount of stuffing is pressed into a ball.
11)Check for seasoning
12)Preheat the broiler.
13)Put the trout on a clean surface and stuff the cavity on each side with the mix.
14)Add some butter to the surface of each trout and broil for 20-30 minutes til done.
15)To check, press the flesh. it should be dry and firm.

SERVING
16)Serve with lemon wedges

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Broiled
Ingredient: 
Fish
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes

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