- 500g baby new potatoes, larger ones halved
New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 4 spring onions, sliced
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 10 tea bags (not herbal ones)
- 50g demerara sugar
- 50g long grain rice
- 4 fresh trout, about 280g-350g/10-12oz, gutted and heads removed
Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…
- 100g bag rocket
Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…
Boil the potatoes in a large pan of salted water for about 15 mins. Drain well in a colander and allow them to steam dry for 5 mins.
To make the dressing: mix the mustard, olive oil and vinegar with some seasoning. Stir in the spring onions, then pour the mixture over the warm potatoes and allow to cool.
To make the smoking mixture, split the tea bags and empty the leaves into a bowl with the sugar and rice. Line a deep roasting tin with foil, tip the smoking mix on top and cover with another piece of foil. Place the tin onto the hob over a medium heat until it starts to smoke a little.
Once you see smoke escaping, put the trout on top with a little bit of seasoning and cover with more foil, trapping the smoke inside. Lower the heat and leave to smoke for 20-22 mins until the trout is cooked – it should flake away from the bone when it is done.
Add the rocket to the potato salad and gently stir to coat in the dressing. Divide between 4 plates and serve with the trout.
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TipTo cook the trout on the barbecue, wait for the coals to turn ashy grey, then pop the tin on the grill and follow the recipe, above.