How Do You Cook Trout Jamie Oliver?

Trout is a delicious and healthy fish that can be cooked in a variety of ways. One celebrity chef that has become known for his trout recipes is Jamie Oliver. In this article, we’ll explore some of Jamie Oliver’s tips and tricks for cooking trout.

Choose the Right Trout

When it comes to cooking trout, Jamie Oliver recommends choosing a whole fish that is fresh and sustainably sourced. Look for bright, clear eyes and firm flesh to ensure the fish is fresh. If you’re unsure about which type of trout to choose, Arctic char or rainbow trout are good options.

Gut and Clean the Trout

Before cooking the trout, you’ll need to gut and clean it. Use a sharp knife to cut open the belly from head to tail, then remove the internal organs. Rinse the fish under cold running water to remove any remaining blood or debris.

Grilled Trout with Salsa Verde

One of Jamie Oliver’s favorite ways to cook trout is on the grill with salsa verde. Here’s how he does it:

  • Preheat your grill to high heat.
  • Season the inside of the trout with salt and pepper.
  • Stuff each fish with a few sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary.
  • Drizzle olive oil over both sides of the fish.
  • Place the fish on the grill, skin-side down.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve with salsa verde (made by blending parsley, capers, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil together).

Baked Trout with Lemon and Herbs

Another simple way to cook trout is by baking it in foil with lemon and herbs. Here’s Jamie Oliver’s recipe:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Cut a large piece of aluminum foil and fold it in half.
  • Season the trout with salt and pepper.
  • Place a few slices of lemon and fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or dill) inside the fish.
  • Wrap the foil around the fish, crimping the edges to create a sealed packet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

Pan-Fried Trout with Almonds

For a crunchy and flavorful trout dish, try Jamie Oliver’s pan-fried trout with almonds:

  • Season the trout with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge both sides of the fish in flour.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a few tablespoons of butter or olive oil.
  • Add the trout to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  • Remove the fish from the skillet and set aside on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  • In the same skillet, toast sliced almonds until golden brown, then sprinkle them over the cooked fish before serving.

In Conclusion

Trout is a versatile and delicious fish that can be prepared in many different ways. Whether you’re grilling it with salsa verde or baking it in foil with lemon and herbs, Jamie Oliver’s tips will help you create a tasty meal that’s sure to impress. Remember to choose fresh, sustainable fish and experiment with different flavors to find your favorite way to cook trout.

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Lindsay Collins