How To Simply Cook A Whole Trout

Fish may seem daunting but it's as simple as beans on toast!

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Step 1:

  • Tip: make sure your trout smells good and is nice and firm to ensure freshness.
  • Step 2:

  • if its not already, ask the fish monger to gut, clean and descale the fish.
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  • Step 4:

  • 1. Give your fish a rinse and pat dry with kitchen roll.
  • Step 5:

  • 2. Make 3 slits on each side of the body with a super sharp knife.
  • Step 6:

  • 3. Season alllllll over with salt and pepper and any other spices you want to add (or a ready made packet of seasoning out of those ol del paso kits)
  • Step 7:

  • make sure it’s seasoned deep in the creases and cavity.
  • Step 8:

  • 4 if you want you could stuff it with whatever you wish, lemon slices, herbs, onion, your favourite stuffing recipe…
  • Step 9:

  • 5. Oil a large piece of foil and lay the fish on top, oil the top of the fish and fold the foil up tightly but keeping the foil tent roomy.
  • Step 10:

  • 6. Cook at 200-220 degrees/ in a hot oven for around 20 mins but keep checking after 15. It will be cooked when the flesh is easy to pull away from the bone with a fork.
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  • Step 12:

  • take it out when it’s only just cooked or else it will dry out.
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  • enjoy with whatever side dishes you desire. I like mine with a simple salad and some bread and butter.
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  • it really is easy once you try.