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Rainbow Trout with Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato

Rainbow Trout With Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Recipe


Whether you’re looking to cook something light for the evening or weekend, or to prepare a simple supper for two, the following rainbow trout recipe is a tasty dish you can throw together that’s packed with flavour.


Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/425°F/gas mark 7.

Line an oven tray with baking paper and place the butternut squash and sweet potato onto it. Brush the vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 40 minutes until soft.


While the sweet potato and butternut squash are cooking, prepare the salad and the marinade for the Rainbow Trout.

Mix together the ginger, garlic cloves, chilli pepper and light soy sauce in a bowl.

Place the rainbow trout fillets in an oven-proof dish lined with baking parchment. Divide the marinade over the fish and leave to marinate for 10 minutes before placing the dish in the oven.

Bake the fish for about 10 minutes.


Prepare the side salad by tossing together some sesame seeds, chives, spinach, watercress and rocket leaves.

Mix the orange and lime juice with 1 teaspoon of honey, add a pinch of salt and pepper and drizzle over the salad.

Serve the rainbow trout with the salad and mixed, roasted vegetables.

If you liked this easy, rainbow trout recipe you can buy our fish in all good Irish supermarkets, including Supervalu and Dunnes Stores, as well as specialist shops around the country or online here.

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Rainbow Trout Lifecycle – It Starts With a Tiny Egg

Rainbow Trout Lifecycle - It Starts With a Tiny Egg

The Lifecycle of Goatsbridge Rainbow Trout


Brood Stock

We buy our eggs from a specialised hatchery in the USA and the Isle of Man. We kept our own brood stock up to a number of years ago but found it much more convenient to buy them in 6-8 times a year as learnt that it’s better for our farm management. We could only strip eggs once a year and our brood stock took up lots of pond space and lost condition after the process . We buy our eggs from Trout Lodge who are very active in research and development of the best quality eggs possible in terms of disease resistance etc.

We don’t buy the cheapest but we do buy the best.

Rainbow Trout Lifecycle

The eggs arrive by plane into Heathrow airport and are transported by road to Dublin. Unfortunately we can no longer clear these eggs in Dublin which is a pain!

The eggs are striped from the hens(females) and mixed with the milt of the cocks (males) where they fertilise.

They hatch at 300º days i.e. 30 days at 10º Celsius.

They usually arrive at 240º days and will generally hatch 4-5 days later depending on the water temperature here.

The eggs photographed arrived on the 21st of December and they’re shown above just before they hatched 25th January. They’re called ‘eyed ova’ at this stage. Notice one egg has hatched.

Isn’t it fascinating?! Living nature.

Please send me any questions you have and feel free to make comments. I have none to date.!!!

Goatsbridge Trout exibit at SHOP09

Shop 2009

We met a lot of our existing retailers in the 3 days spent in the RDS, Dublin. It is very important to be there to cement relationships and we will certainly be there next year. We did a lot of networking and learned a lot of useful information from fellow food producers. Alas, we did not get any prize for our first added value product, our hot smoked rainbow trout fillet which is the first boneless one to be available in Ireland. Maybe next year!