Cooking with Hemingway - Trout, Bacon, Fennel

Dear Marysia,

Some time ago I stumbled on an absolutely amazing dish. Imagine a very elegant meal which consists  of only 2 ingredients and requires almost no work!  But that’s not even the best part – this is a recipe by Ernest Hemingway. I was hooked right away! As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to try Hemingway's fried trout with bacon. And we all know that bacon makes EVERYTHING awesome! But when I decided to make it for dinner I realized that I needed a perfect companion to complement the fish. Since I was addressing a legend I knew I had to bring on my A-game, so I prepared my warm fennel salad – something that I’m famous for among my family. In the winter I make it with tangerines, but you can replace them with lemons, limes, or oranges, although tangerines are the best option. This time I used lemons. Also, you can experiment with the bacon. I used a fancier option – Italian pancetta – and it worked perfectly.

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Posted on March 28, 2015 .