Simple herb-baked trout & horseradish

Simple herb-baked trout & horseradish

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
A super-simple whole baked fish with hot horseradish, zesty lemon and herbs - parsley, dill and thyme all work well

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal457
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0g
  • protein63g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 2 whole rainbow trout, gutted and cleaned



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • sprigs of various herbs (parsley, thyme and dill would all work well)
  • fresh horseradish, grated, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Lay the trout over a lightly oiled baking tray and stuff the fish cavity with slices of lemon and herbs. Season generously all over and drizzle with the remaining oil.

  2. Bake in the oven for 20 mins until the fish is cooked through – the eyes will have turned white and the flesh will be soft to touch. The trout can be served as they are with your favourite seasonal vegetables, but for an added extra touch, peel away the top layer of skin and grate over fresh horseradish before serving.

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Comments (5)

misscoglan's picture

This is a very easy dish to make,I brought my trout already gutted so was easy enough to fill which I used dill,chives and lemon,I then seasoned with salt and pepper!I added mustard and spring oinions to my mash so I just had the horseradish as a side dip!never cooked a whole fish before but it tasted amazing xx

harrowing's picture

This dish is delicious and simple. The horseradish gives an extra kick

adagio's picture

Trout is one of those fish which is high in Omega-3 oils. It is commonly believed that omega-3 helps preserve and enhance the brain.

Questions (2)

jakianne's picture

Can anybody tell me where in the UK I can obtain Perka (Perch)? I used this fish extensively in Greece but I'm unable to find it here. Thanks.

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there. We'd advise checking with your local fishmonger for perka, they may be able to order some for you if they don't already have it in stock.

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