Pancetta-wrapped trout

Pancetta-wrapped trout

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

You can prepare this the day before and changing the quantity is simple, making it a perfect dinner party dish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
554
protein
45g
carbs
4g
fat
40g
saturates
7g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 2 small trout, rainbow or brown, cleaned
  • 1 large bunch thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 4 slices pancetta, or rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g fine green beans
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds

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Method

  1. Heat oven 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Cut half the lemon into 4 thin slices and juice the other half. Score each fish 3 times on one side. Place the fish on a baking tray, scored side up, and season liberally inside and out with salt and pepper. Stuff each fish cavity with thyme, a sprinkling of garlic and a lemon slice. Lay the rest of the thyme on top of the fish and top with a lemon slice. Wrap the pancetta around, holding the lemon and thyme in place. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil and bake for 20 mins until the pancetta is golden and the fish is cooked.
  2. While the fish is cooking, boil the beans in a pan of salted water for 4-5 mins until just cooked and still vibrant. Drain and toss with the lemon juice, olive oil and almonds. Serve the fish with the beans on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2008

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darrenjones74's picture

I have found this dish is the most delishous meal that I have made and eaten

purple_plum_fairy's picture
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What an amazing recipe! So glad i found it. I have made this time and time again, and without fail its the best whole trout recipe to date :-)

diablork's picture
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I'm not a fish fan but this has been one of the best fish dishes so far! Have used bacon instead on pancetta though.

newmanor1's picture
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A beautiful recipe, I did it with fresh Rainbow Trout (we eat a lot of trout in this house) Enjoyed by all, although I served it with Roasted Pink Fir Apple potatoes, asparagus and braised leeks ... delicious, Thanks Barney

mariannew's picture
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First catch your trout...

Made this last night, on the neighbours' BBQ, with brown trout caught by husband in a Pyrenees brook. (Bye the way he has asked me to mention that they were not small at all - très grosses!). But in true spirit of the Entente Cordiale, they were wrapped with English bacon rather than pancetta. A real winner with said neighbours, so merci beaucoup Barney

hannahness's picture
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First time I've ever prepared and cooked a whole fish. Left me feeling confident of doing more in the future!

dlittlewood's picture
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I am not a big fish eater and had bought a whole trout but didn't really know what to do with it. Then I found this recipe, which I've just cooked for tea and it was delicious!

Very easy to prepare, cook and eat! I omitted the bacon and scraped the skin away and I was able to remove the bones in one smooth piece. Thankyou Barney, I will now be adding this one to my recipes folder

jemjams's picture
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I used streaky bacon instead of pancetta, and it was still delicious. One of the nicest fish dishes I have ever cooked

thommich's picture
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Simple, tasty dish that looks so impressive.

marynmartha's picture
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it was the first time I have cooked fish that was not from a box. Easy to do and looked professional. Friends were impressed. Flavours not as strong as expected but was very good.

domesticgoddess's picture
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A really fab, easy recipe - cooked it for friends, it looked really impressive and tasted delicious.

teriann's picture
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used smoked streaky bacon as no pancetta locally -delicious

beverleyc's picture
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Delicious, quick and easy. Great for a mid-week dinner.

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