steelheadI had my annual check up today and for the first time in my life have high blood pressure.  Ack! The body is falling apart.  So much for getting pork butt and making pulled pork.  The steelhead fillets at Costco looked pretty tasty and the price was good so here’s dinner for tonight:  Grilled steelhead trout with walnut pesto, soft polenta and field greens with strawberries.

Grilled steelhead with walnut pesto:

4 6 oz steelhead trout fillets.  Broil fillets for about five minutes, don’t overcook.

Pesto: 1 clove garlic, 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, fresh ground pepper to taste .  Whirl ingredients in food processor.  Add extra-virgin olive oil gradually until you get that nice pesto consistency.  Stop and resist the urge to add more oil and cheese.  Spoon pesto over freshly broiled fillets.

Polenta – microwave for about 10 minutes 1 cup polenta (coarsely ground cornmeal) and 2 cups half strength chicken broth.  Halfway through cooking, stir.  If the mixture is getting too thick to stir, add more broth (up to a cup) and stir again.  Finish microwaving.  Before serving, stir in two tbsp butter till melted.  Add fresh ground pepper and 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary and stir again. Spoon onto plate and garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig.


Top organic pre washed salad greens with sliced strawberries.  Dress with a splash of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

Bon appetit!  Now to hit the gym.  Know any good latin dance aerobics classes?

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One Response to “Steelhead”

  1. Andrew Says:

    Lisa… 2 tablespoon butter.. to lower your blood pressure… hmmm 🙂

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