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I need your help with a vast trout!

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PrettyLittleBrownEyedMe Wed 17-Apr-19 09:57:59

I have been given a really enormous trout. So huge I can't really even believe it IS a trout, but the person who caught it swears it is. It's much too big for four to eat at one sitting and the problem is it was already frozen. Whole. So once I defrost it, I'm going to have to do something with all of it.

Any thoughts please? What are your favourite trout recipes? Should I try to cut it into steaks? Fillet it? (I'm not sure my skills are up to that) It is gutted already.

Ideas gratefully accepted thank you.

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Itshightime Wed 17-Apr-19 10:06:09

Tuck slices of lemon, knobs of butter and a fistful of herbs (tarragon or chives excellent choice) into the cavity, along with salt and pepper.

Take your large roll of foil (turkey sized) and oil it, and season it. Lay trout on it with plenty of extra foil to wrap it up.

Oven on at 180 and cook it for about 25 mins. Take out, unwrap carefully and see if flesh is cooked. Tricky to give you timings as I don't know the size of the fish...

Serve hot with hollandaise, salad and new potatoes.

Any leftover can be re frozen, or chilled and used with other fish to make fishcakes etc.

Can you tell I process a lot of trout...??!

Itshightime Wed 17-Apr-19 10:06:47

Put trout on baking tray all wrapped up - forgot that bit.

PrettyLittleBrownEyedMe Wed 17-Apr-19 10:10:44

Thank you hightime, that's really helpful. Yes, I can tell...do you live by a trouty river?!

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Kaz2200 Wed 17-Apr-19 15:53:49

Try googling Jamie Oliver mother ship roast salmon, I'm not at home to look in the Save with Jamie book. but I'm sure he did a huge roast salmon and then recepies for left overs, im sure they would adapt to trout.

Itshightime Thu 18-Apr-19 23:16:31

I have a trout catching obsessive husband!

Can now fillet them and smoke them too.

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