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Nutrition Facts

Calories 744
  Calories from Fat 350 (47%)
(61%)Total Fat 40g
(85%)Saturated Fat 17g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
(45%)Cholesterol 134mg
(45%)Sodium 1089mg
(34%)Potassium 1203mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
(30%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(93%)Protein 46g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Grilled Rainbow Trout Quesadillas


  • 12 (4 ounces each) rainbow trout fillets

  • 3/4 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 3/4 pound shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 12 (10-inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 quart tomato salsa

  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream

  • 4 avocados (medium, 48 count)

These rainbow trout quesadillas are an interesting take on Southwestern cuisine.


  • Season trout fillets with salt and pepper; sauté or grill until just cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Remove and discard skin; break up trout into bite size pieces. Refrigerate until needed.
  • Per order: arrange 1/4 cup of each cheese over half of one tortilla. Top cheese with 1/3 cup trout and 1/3 cup salsa; fold tortilla in half. Place tortilla on hot, dry griddle; cook, turning once, until tortilla is lightly browned on both sides and cheese is melted. Cut into quarters and serve with 2 tablespoons sour cream, and 1/3 of a peeled, sliced avocado.
  • Variation: Substitute 4 cups flaked, smoked Rainbow Trout for Clear-Cuts® Boneless Rainbow Trout fillets.

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