Trout is a very tasty and healthy fish, it has an exquisite, delicate taste, its fillets are rich in vitamins and essential amino acids. The best way to prepare this fish is baking in foil in the oven. Why in foil? Because with this method of cooking, all the food and aromatic properties of the product are preserved, the dish turns out juicy and tasty.
Baked trout will not only amaze your taste sensations, but will also please with appetizing appearance, turning your usual dinner into a festive dinner!
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Preparing the necessary products
To prepare this wonderful dish we will need:
- trout – 1 fish (350-500 g);
half a lemon;
vegetable oil (preferably olive oil) – 1 tablespoon;
parsley greens – a small bunch;
salt is large;
foil for baking.
This list is enough to bake trout on a simple classic recipe. Since the trout has an exquisite taste, when it is cooked, there is no need for a large number of ingredients and spices. Although some interesting options should be noted, and we will consider them below. In the meantime, we`ll prepare the trout in the classic version.
The cooking process
- We clean fish, cut the fins and tail, remove the insides and gills, rinse well and dry with paper napkins.
Lay the fish on the foil, folded into 2 layers. We rub the carcass of trout with salt and ground pepper outside and inside.
Cut a few thin circles of lemon, from the rest of it squeeze the juice.
Mix the lemon juice with olive oil and water the fish both outside and inside.
Prepared earlier circles of lemon cut in half. On one side of the carcass we make several transverse incisions, holding the knife at an angle of 45 degrees, and insert the slices of the lemon skinned into these cuts.
We fill the belly of the salmon with chopped parsley.
We raise the edges of the foil and wrap the fish well, so that the juice does not leak when baked, but the foil should not be too tight. Here it should be noted that leakage of the juice will cause the fish to turn dry and burn, consider this point.
The oven must be preheated. We send our fish to it. The baking temperature is 180 ° C, the time is 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the fish. After 20-30 minutes of baking, get it, open the top of the foil and return the trout back to the oven for another 10 minutes, to give the fish a little brown.
Done! Spread our beautiful appetizing fish on a dish, sprinkle with lemon juice, sprinkle with chopped herbs. It will be absolutely gorgeous if you first put salad leaves on the bottom of the dish and already on top – the fish. Fresh vegetables are added to the freshness of the trout. For slices of lemon, inserted in the cuts of the carcass, you can put circles of sliced black olives. To decorate the dish, we show bravery, and a real work of art will appear on your table.
Try other cooking options
As we noted above, excessive amounts of ingredients and spices obscure the real taste of trout. To such products in this case the mayonnaise also concerns. Yes, baking in the oven under mayonnaise can make any product tasty enough, but we will not spoil the trout. And we do not need extra calories. One of the options for preparing for baking can be cooking simple sauce. To a mixture of juice, lemon and olive oil from the main recipe, add a tablespoon of soy sauce and the same amount of white wine. We will soak the fish in this sauce, having stood for 15-20 minutes. Then we do everything according to the above recipe.
You can also experiment with the stuffing of fish before being sent to the oven. We filled the abdomen of the fish with just chopped herbs, but to the green you can add a diced tomato and onions. For gourmets there is another option. Try to stuff trout cut into cubes with canned pineapple, adding a sprig of rosemary. The filling can also serve boiled rice with the addition of a small amount of soy sauce. Another classic filling – carrots, grated on a large grater, mixed with chopped onions with added chopped greens. There are many other original variants of the filling, you can think up something of your own taste, but do not forget that we are preparing not just a fish, and having a unique taste of trout, and you should try not to drown it with an excess of other flavors.
In conclusion, trout should be noted as a unique food product. As a dietary product, trout steadily take place among delicacies. Although this fish is not cheap, it is still affordable enough to at least occasionally please you with your presence on your table. Bon appetit and be healthy !