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


  • 2 whole rainbow trout, gutted and cleaned



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    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…

  • sprigs of various herbs (parsley, thyme and dill would all work well)
  • fresh horseradish, grated, to serve (optional)
    Horseradish root on a wooden chopping board


    hors rad-ish

    Horseradish root is larger than an ordinary radish, and has a hot, peppery flavour.



  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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30th Nov, 2016
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
17th Mar, 2014
This dish is delicious and simple. The horseradish gives an extra kick
13th Mar, 2014
I know about fish in general that it's really good for your brain, but I don't know about trout in particularly. Can anybody let me know if trout it's good for your brain? I am trying to make a list as long as possible with healthy food for our brains Thank you so much!
9th Sep, 2014
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.
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10th Mar, 2014
the trout looks tasty... if you love fish and vegetable fusions you gotta try this hamoor recipe...
13th Mar, 2014
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.
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24th Mar, 2014
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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