Fresh trout with walnut dressing

Plain grilled trout is dramatically transformed with the help of herbs and nuts, spiced vinegar and a pinch of paprika.

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4servings 15minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
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  1. Preheat the grill to the highest setting. To make the dressing, peel and finely chop the shallot, or rinse, trim and finely chop the scallions, and place them in a small bowl. Rinse, dry and chop the dill or celery leaves and add them to the bowl with the vinegar, walnut oil, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  2. Grease the grill pan with half the canola oil and lay the trout fillets on top, skin sides down. Season them with salt and paprika. Grill the fish for 5-8 minutes, on one side only, until the flesh is opaque in the centre and delicately brown at the edges.
  3. While the fillets are cooking, heat the remaining oil in a small frying pan and gently fry the walnuts, shaking and stirring constantly so that they colour but do not burn. Drain them on kitchen paper, then chop them roughly.
  4. Rinse and dry the salad leaves and arrange on four plates. Lay a fillet of trout on each. Stir the dressing, spoon it over the fish, and scatter the walnuts on top.
Recipe Notes

Cook's tip:  New potatoes go well with the flavours of this dish. Start boiling before you start cooking the trout.

Each serving: 37 g protein, 33 g fat of which 4 g saturates, 1 g carbohydrate, 451 Calories