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Pan-Fried Trout with Indian Spices

Pan-Fried Trout with Indian Spices

Our third fishwife in Fishwives – A Cookery Book from Goatsbridge is Bibi Baskin, former TV presenter on Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE. The first woman in Ireland to have her own TV chat show, Bibi has also worked on both radio and TV with BBC and ITV in the UK. After a career in media, she moved to south India where she converted a dilapidated landmark building in the coastal town of Kerala into a Heritage Hotel. There Bibi developed a love of Indian cooking. She currently divides her time between Ireland and India. We’re thrilled that Bibi shared this Pan-fried trout with Indian spices recipe with us for the cookery book, where all profits from the sale are going to the Hospice Africa Uganda charity. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to cook trout, there are many more recipes in the book that’s available from our online store.

Step 1

Combine the flour, spices, lime zest and seasoning in a bowl and give a quick stir.

Step 2

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 5. Put some grease proof paper on a tray large enough to fit your trout.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat a splash of oil or several spoons of ghee in a large frying pan over a medium to high heat. When the oil in the pan is hot, add the spiced fish and fry for two to three minutes until golden on one side. Turn over the fish and do the same to the other side. Bake for ten minutes.

Step 4

Serve with your favourite green salad and maybe add a little finely sliced fennel for extra crunch.

Note: The quantity of spices for this recipe have been checked by Ireland’s top Indian chef, Sunil Ghai from Pickle Restaurant, Dublin.

Quick Pan Spicy Trout Recipe

Quick Pan Spicy Trout Recipe

Quick Pan Spicy Trout

If you like oodles of flavour in your dinner, this subtle yet spicy trout recipe is worth trying. It takes just a few minutes to cook in a pan and can be served on its own with a slice or two of homemade bread, or with potatoes or rice which will soak up the juices.

Method

Step 1

Prepare all the spices: mix together the fenugreek, mustard, fennel and cumin seeds and put to one side. Grind the poppy seeds and place to one side. Prick the chilli peppers with a sharp knife. Peel and thinly slice the garlic.

Step 2

Heat the oil and butter in a non stick pan, add the mixed spices until they begin to pop, then stir in the garlic, chilies, salt and garlic. Cook until the garlic begins to colour then add the poppy seed powder mix, the red chilli powder and the garam masala. Cook for about 20 seconds. Remove from the heat for a moment and add ½ cup of water. Return to the heat and cook until the liquid has dried off and you’re left with a spicy paste.

Step 3

Add the trout to the pan with a splash of water and shake to mix all the ingredients together. Cook uncovered for around five minutes until the fish is cooked through.

Step 4

Drizzle the lemon juice over the trout, gently stir in the coriander leaves and serve hot.

If you liked this easy spicy trout  recipe you can buy our fresh, boned rainbow trout fillets in freezer sized packs from our online shop here or in all good Irish supermarkets, including Supervalu and Dunnes Stores  as well as specialist shops around the country .

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