Quick and delicious pan fried trout with a mouth watering simple cream sauce.
Preheat a nonstick skillet on medium heat. Rinse and pat dry 4 medium to large trout filets, weighing approximately 6-8 ounces each. Season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. (If you have an all-in-one seasoning or a seasoned salt, you can use that instead.) Then lightly dust both sides with all purpose flour.
Pour 2 tbls. of olive oil in skillet, place 2 trout filets in oil and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Turn and cook other side 2-3 minutes or until fish is done. Repeat with remaining 2 trout filets. While fish is cooking, bring a cup of heavy cream or half cup of cream and half cup of Half and Half to a boil, turn heat to low then add a 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1 tsp of tomato paste. Whisk until cheese is melted then take off of the heat. (You could add an ounce of sausage, or a 1/4 cup of mushrooms or shrimp if you like.)
Pour 1/4 of the sauce over the top of each fish filet. Dinner is served! For an easy side dish, I cook instant brown rice and broccoli in the microwave. Voila! a complete meal in minutes.