Trout with creamy potato salad

Trout with creamy potato salad

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
Try serving fish with a fresh-tasting potato salad instead of plain boiled spuds

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal336
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 250g waxy potato, such as Charlotte, peeled if you like and halved



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 4 tsp natural yogurt
  • 4 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon, ½ zested



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

  • 1 tbsp small capers, rinsed
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 4 small gherkins or cornichons, sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • ¼ cucumber, diced
  • 2 trout fillets



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 mins until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool, then drain again. Heat the grill.

  2. Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt and mayonnaise, then season with a good squeeze of lemon. Gently stir into the potatoes with the capers, gherkins, most of the spring onion and cucumber.

  3. Season the trout, then grill on a baking sheet, skin-side down, for 3-4 mins depending on thickness, until just cooked. Scatter with lemon zest and serve with the potato salad, scattered with remaining spring onions. Cut the remaining lemon half into wedges for squeezing over.

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3rd Dec, 2019
Like many others, I think it's the potato salad that is the real winner here. I added a touch of garlic and a drop of milk to ensure the consistency was right. I reheated the potatoes in the microwave then added the mayo etc. to give a warm potato salad. Had something similar in a restaurant last week with sea bass but this was even better!
26th Jul, 2016
Just made the potato salad as a side for my dinner. There's no way this would serve two people for a main but it was really nice.
21st May, 2015
Great recipe. Made it with a curried potato salad and served whole recipe on a bed of watercress, making it even healthier.
14th Sep, 2013
The potato salad is great! Worth using all the ingredients rather than various replacements for the full effect.
2nd Aug, 2013
Great potato salad - I didn't have any capers or gherkins so I substituted a big heaped teaspoon of mayo for one of tartar sauce and it was delicious.
25th May, 2013
Very tasty dish. The trout is very flavoursome on its own, so doesn't need much seasoning. I added some broad beans to the salad that I had left over and also thinned down the dressing with some milk as otherwise I felt the potato salad would have been too stodgy.
3rd Apr, 2013
Fantastic, no gherkins so boiled green beans. Not the same flavour I know but added colour and texture! Delicious
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17th Nov, 2012
Deeeelish. But instead of the trout cooked in this recipe, I made crushed pea an trout fish cakes - recipe available on good food website. Worked a treat.
15th Aug, 2012
Lovely dish - especially the potato salad. I didn't have yoghurt so used sour cream instead - absolutely wonderful.
17th Jun, 2012
easy dish but the real winner is the potato salad. i've made several times and always tastes fresh with a lovely crunch (even after a day or two in the fridge).


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