Trout Stuffed with Bread Crumbs, Pine Nuts, and Currants

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1992

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The traditional Middle Eastern dolma, or grape leaf, filling can be used as a stuffing for fish as well as for vegetables. In Turkey this dish is most often prepared with mackerel; Americans seem to prefer the milder and sweeter trout or coho salmon trout. Serve with sautéed spinach or broiled eggplant and zucchini.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2



Heat the oil or butter in a small sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the coriander and allspice or cinnamon, if using, and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the pine nuts, currants, parsley, dill, and toasted bread crumbs. Season to taste. Let cool.

Spoon the stuffing mixture into the cavities of the trout and