Thursday 21 May 2009

Recipe - Trout and Couscous Salad

I had one more trout fillet left from the pack I bought the other day. Not wanting to waste it I had to think up something different to do with it. I really liked the simplicity of oven baking it in a foil parcel so that was the starting point.

Since I like couscous quite a lot I thought I'd go down the route of a couscous based salad. I don't have a garden so I can't really grow my own lettuce etc, my cheat option is bags of salad from the super market. I know that I'm bad, but not much I can do about that right now.

Well, here's the recipe for my salad...


Trout (per portion)
1 trout fillet
1 tbsp soy sauce

Couscuos - cooked as per the instructions on the package (add lemon juice as well)
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Mixed salad (I used a bag of beetroot salad from Waitrose)
Raspberry vinegar, to dress with

Pre-heat the oven to 200c.

Lightly grease a sheet of tin foil with butter. Put the fillet on the tin foil, skin down, and season well. Pour on the soy sauce. Make a loose parcel by folding the tin foil over the fish.

Put the parcel in the oven for about 15 - 20 minutes. While the trout is cooking, prepare the couscous.

Plate the salad and tomatoes. Add the couscous and flake the trout on top. Drizzle with raspberry vinegar.



  1. My all time favorite fish. B/C (before children) i fished alot and it was a staple.. this looks gorgeous..

  2. Glad you liked it! Very simple, probably why it tasted so good.

    I'm landlocked so the fishing is a no-go. :( Bit of a bummer for someone who grew up in a coastal town.

    // Mike


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