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Goatsbridge Rainbow Trout with Feta and Beetroot Recipe

Goatsbridge Trout with Knockdrinna Goats Cheese, Roasted Garlic and Beetroot

Beetroot, Roasted Garlic, Knockdrinna Goats Cheese and Goatsbridge Trout Recipe

This week we’re bringing you a mouthwatering Goatsbridge trout recipe from Katia Valadeau, author of the Recession Bites food blog. Katia has combined our Rainbow Trout with beetroot, roasted garlic, puff pastry, spicy rocket and Knockdrinna goats cheese to create a special dish we hope will inspire you.


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC / gas mark 5/6. Peel and slice the beetroot.  They need to be about 3 to 5 millimeters thick. A neat trick when you’re handling beetroot is to rub your hands with a little bit of oil to avoid staining.  Place your beetroot in an oven dish with the bulb of garlic. Sprinkle over the chili and drizzle with olive oil.

Step 2

Pop the dish in the oven and check in after 30 minutes, removing the garlic bulb. If the beetroot are still too firm for your taste leave them until they are cooked through. This shouldn’t take much more than another 15 minutes.

Step 3

In the meantime, place your pastry on a tray and prick the bottom of it. Weight it down using baking beans (or just some lentils on top of baking parchment) and cook the pastry blind for 10 to 15 minutes or until it has started puffing but is still uncoloured.

Step 4

Take the pastry out of the oven, and remove what you used to weigh it down. Start layering the beetroot slices. Add the sliced Knockdrinna goats cheese. Take the skin off the roasted garlic cloves and scatter over the top. Place back into the oven for a further 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the dish from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. Add a handful of rocket, then shred some Goatsbridge smoked trout over the top, adding a tiny squeeze of lemon juice, before drizzling with olive oil.

Enjoy while it’s warm.

If you liked this special Goatsbridge Trout recipe, you can buy our smoked rainbow trout 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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Sweet potato rosti, Goatsbridge rainbow trout and poached egg recipe

Goatsbridge Smoked Trout Recipe with Sweet Potato & Poached Egg

Goatsbridge Smoked Trout with Sweet Potato Rosti, Tahini and Poached Egg

This week we’re sharing another recipe from the talented Ciara Daly of  the Getting Fed Up blog where she combines our Rainbow Trout with poached eggs and rosti potatoes. Sounds like the perfect weekend brunch combination to us!


Step 1

Place a large skillet over a medium to high heat. When it is hot, add the oil.

Step 2

To make the rosti, simply add the sweet potato and one of the eggs to a bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and mix until combined. Spoon the mixture onto the frying pan in small individual patties (around the size of a regular burger). Cook for 3 minutes until golden brown and then flip it over on to the other side.

Step 3

While the rosti is cooking, poach the remaining eggs and prepare the sauce.

Step 4

To make the sauce, simply add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined.

Step 5

Spoon the sauce onto the serving plates and lay a bed of rocket over it. Roll the smoked trout into a little cylinder shape and place alongside the rosti and egg once you have finished arranging them over the rocket leaves. Season once more with pinch of salt and pepper and finish by garnishing your dish with a sprinkling of the chili flakes.

If you liked this easy  Sweet Potato Rosti with Goatsbridge Trout and Poached Egg Recipe recipe you can buy sides of our smoked trout 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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Christmas at Goatsbridge Trout Farm

Christmas at Goatsbridge Trout Farm… it’s coming!


No one knows what anticipation is nowadays as everything is so immediate. Anticipation is the electricity of childhood. I can distinctly remember one year as a ten year old asking my mother how many days left till Christmas. I then spent the next 252 days counting down until the day arrived.

I can still feel that anticipation for the hope of Christmas as I felt the presents rustling at the end of my bed at four in the morning, much to my mother’s horror. Christmas was always a long day of tinned sweets, card playing and an excess that rarely happened in our house with nine brothers and sisters.  When Christmas Day comes there is still that same warm feeling that enfolded our hearts, as we had as children.

I somehow remember the year after my father died and my mother telling me we were going to have a great day regardless because Christmas was compulsory. And guess what! Santa still came and brought his usual apple or orange which we always thought very strange. I guess it was symbolic for my mother of her Christmases long ago when an orange was a luxury and she just wanted to make her case. We did not mind as long as we did not get anything too practical like clothes as there is nothing as mean as giving a child something useful for Christmas don’t you agree?

How times have changed for me over the following 40 years. Now I spend my time obsessing as I try and persuade everyone to consider using Goatsbridge trout as part of their festive celebrations. We will find any excuse to promote our trout recipes, encourage online trout sales and insist on support for our delicious home-grown smoked fish over the holiday period.

But somehow my kids kick me back into reality and I am catapulted back to my childhood as I read my youngest daughters Christmas letter to Santa. I think Santa should also throw in a spelling book!

Christmas at Goatsbridge Trout Farm

So let’s compromise and make Christmas the keeping-place for memories of our innocence but also Goatsbridge trout!


Goatsbridge Smoked Trout Pate Recipe

Smoked Trout Pate Recipe

You can buy Goatsbridge rainbow trout pate from all major supermarkets in Ireland and specialist shops, or in bulk from our online shop if you’re having a party. However,  you might like to make a variation of your own, particularly if you don’t live in Ireland. Here’s a quick and simple recipe.


Step 1

Break up  some Goatsbridge barbecue smoked trout into a bowl  .

Step 2

Add the cream cheese and mayonnaise and a dash of lemon juice .

Step 3

Mix with a fork or a hand blender until smooth .

If you liked this easy  smoked trout pate recipe you can buy Goatsbridge trout 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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Impress Your Friends

Goatsbridge Smoked Trout

Some ideas for trout treats –

Trout with mayonnaise and ground almonds

Take two Goatsbridge trout fillets, place under a grill, in an oven or simply on an electrically-heated clamshell grill (like a George Foreman Grill). Spread mayonnaise across them, cover with ground almonds, cook until golden brown and serve with a fresh green salad and homemade brown bread.

Guaranteed to impress!!!

Darina Allen

I think we have a new generation of Celebrity chiefs. None will compare with Darina Allen. She is a champion of local artisan food producers and a woman close to my heart.

I met her for the first time last year at the Harvest Festival in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.She was busy and did not have time for a chat, much to my disappointment.I gave her ‘minder’ a packet of smoked trout to give to her later. Two days later I got a hand written letter from Darina thanking me for the” lovely treat” she had on her return home that evening.I could not believe it.! What a lady and she certainly had time for a chat a few months later when she graced us with her presence at my open day here on the farm in Goatsbridge.

Alas she is unable to come to the launch of our ‘Taste of Kilkenny ‘ food trail on April 19th.She will be greatly missed but she will be with us in spirit.!!May she continue to inspire for many years to come.

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!