The new Eatwell Guide developed by Public Health England, in association with the Welsh government, Food Standards Scotland and the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland, highlights the importance of eating 2 portions of sustainably sourced fish per week.
To coincide with National Seafood Week, the BTA launched a “Trout in Ten” social media campaign issuing a daily trout recipe which can be prepared in 10 minutes and under. View our posts and tweets here:
Look what you can create with rainbow trout (and professional tuition!) at The Edinburgh School of Food and Wine
We were most impressed to see what the students made last Saturday with the fantastic fresh rainbow trout, kindly delivered to the School by Dave Pate at Belhaven Smokehouse
The students were on a Fish and Shellfish day at the School, mastering filleting & boning a selection of different types of fish, then making some fairly elaborate dishes. The trio of trout might look fiddly, but actually is fairly easy to replicate at home! Remember you can buy ready filleted rainbow trout in most retailers, so feel free to skip that bit of the recipe. Why not have a go, and remember to tweet us your pics of the final dish @british_trout
Trio of Trout, beetroot, horseradish (serves 2)
Firstly, fillet the trout, pin-bone and set aside. Julienne the beetroot. Dissolve the brown sugar in the vinegar and, when totally dissolved, pour over the beetroot and allow to cool. For the horseradish cream, mix the desired amount of horseradish with the crème fraiche and season with salt, pepper and a few drops of lemon juice.
For the smoked trout Paté, make sure the trout is rid of bones and break it up into pieces. Add some crème fraiche, lemon juice, dill, tarragon, parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
For the Tartare, chop the trout and add the mustard, chopped peppers, chopped capers, chopped dill and a squeeze of lime. Add a little rapeseed oil and season to taste. Set aside.
Season and pan sear the fish, as per the demonstration, finishing with a touch of lemon. Arrange the components on the plate with some leaves and enjoy!
We are delighted to learn from a survey carried out by The Grocer magazine on consumers thoughts about fish that 83% of those surveyed recognised that ‘good fats and omega-3’ are one of the main health benefits of eating fish. Well done to all of you who knew this too!
Rainbow trout is classed as an oily fish, and current Government guidelines suggest that we should all be eating at least two portions of fish per week, one of them to be oily fish.
We have some great recipes on our website and for those of you who are worried about kitchen smells or touching the fish (a handful of those surveyed did say this was why they did not eat fish), then here is a great recipe : baked trout with a gremolata crust. Just pat the topping onto ready prepared fillets (available in most retailers/fishmongers) with a spoon and pop in the oven. The garlic, citrus and parsley topping will smell delicious as it cooks!
We are delighted that trout is yet again being incorporated into Sainsbury’s annual Switch the Fish campaign. Thank you Sainsbury’s. If you ask for salmon at the fish counter, you will be offered trout instead and various trout products will be discounted by 20%. If you have not tried trout before, or even if you need a bit of inspiration, why not look at our website, www.britishtrout.co.uk, where we have plenty of recipe ideas from simple grilled trout to more elaborate dishes if you are in the mood to cook something a bit different. Trout has a delicate sweet flavour so is popular with children and adults alike. Trout is also classed as an oily fish – high in omega 3 essential fatty acid -and is rich in vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ which can help to boost our mood – so plan to eat trout regularly to keep you and all the family in tip top health.