- 1 lemon
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- a small bunch of dill, half chopped, half left as sprigs
- 1 rainbow trout, gutted and washed, weighing about 350g/12oz
Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…
- 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for greasing
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
- ½ garlic clove
- 4 runner bean, stringed and thinly sliced diagonally
Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2,000 years, and are a popular garden…
- 3 radish, sliced into thin rounds
The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…
Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Slice half the lemon and stuff the slices, with the sprigs of dill, into the cavity of the trout. Lay the fish on an oiled baking sheet and make 4 diagonal slashes on one side about 4cm long. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil over the fish, season liberally and bake for 15 minutes.
Put the kettle on to boil, then stir the chopped dill into the yogurt with a squeeze of lemon and some salt and pepper, and set aside. Sprinkle salt on the cut side of the garlic clove and rub it on the inside of a small bowl – this is a good way of getting garlic flavour into food without it being too strong. Empty the boiling water from the kettle into a small saucepan, bring to the boil and cook the runner beans for 3-4 minutes until cooked but still slightly crunchy. Drain the beans and toss them in the garlicky bowl with the radishes and remaining oil.
Serve the fish with the warm beans and the yogurt sauce. Trim the remaining lemon into a wedge to squeeze over the trout and the salad.
Buying the best trout
For the freshest trout, buy direct from the fish farmer. Read more at www.britishtrout.co.uk.