Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Trout with lemon, basil, capers and olives

I love a good bargain, whenever I go to the supermarket I always take a look at the reduced price section to see what's going for a knock down price. Last week I'd obviously timed it just right, there was loads of fresh meat and fish being sold for mere pennies.

Most of my bargain haul went to the freezer to be cooked another day but I kept some whole trout aside, I wanted those for a simple stuffed trout dish. Like all fish dishes this one is quick to cook and simple to prepare, the only tricky part is filleting the fish but even that was a lot easier than I anticipated.
Trout with lemon, basil and olives.

Ingredients (serves four):
  • 4 Whole trout, filleted (8 fillets).
  • Sea salt and pepper.
  • A fresh unwaxed lemon.
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped capers.
  • A good handful of chopped black olives.
  • A large bunch of fresh basil.
  • Olive oil
  • You will also need some oven-proof string.
  • Lay half four of the trout fillets out on a board and season well.
  • In a large grate the zest of the lemon and add the capers olives and tear in the basil. Mix everything together.
  • lay the lemon, basil, olive mixture over each trout fillet.
  • Place the remaining fillets on top of the others so the filling is in the middle. A kind of trout sandwich.
  • Tie each 'sandwich up with the string to make little parcels.
  • That's it! bake in the oven on a medium heat for about 25-30 minutes.
It doesn't photograph well but trust me, it tastes good!


Hopie said...

I read the title too quickly at first and I thought it said "Trouble with lemon, basil, capers and olives", which sounded like the name of a good teen novel or a tongue-in-cheek cookbook ;-) Looks delicious! I finally got around to posting about your focaccia! It's good stuff.

Sylvie said...

Looks perfect for this time of year, Sam. Glad you managed to get such a good bargain.

Karen said...

Looks wonderful. I'm going to add capers to my trout next time!

Foodycat said...

That looks so fresh and light! Well done that man!

Pam said...

My husband loves trout - this recipe would make him very looks delicious.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Great combo, Sam - and so healthy, too!

Anonymous said...

Stuffed trout is one of my favorites, too! Your flavor combination sounds really good!

The Caked Crusader said...

Looks a perfect dish for the current lovely sunny weather we're enjoying.

Margaret said...

Looks like a perfect fish dish.

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

I'm definitely not big on making fish at home, but this looks great!

Becky said...

Reduced section of the supermarket I view as my own little market like you I find it pretty inspiring lovely trout cooking.