The other day I was walking in the supermarket, wondering what would I cook for dinner and then I as I was passing the fish counter, I noticed these lovely Trouts from the Belgian Ardennes . Since I love fish, I thought I should give them a try.
This was the first time I cooked whole fish by myself, and I can assure you it’s VERY easy (once they’re cleaned and gutted of course) and the trouts are ready to serve in only 15- 20 min, which also means it’s a very fast option to cook! The presentation of this dish is great and I can assure you , everybody is going to be impressed.
- 2 whole trout,cleaned and gutted
- salt and freshly grounded pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 small onion, very thinly sliced
- fresh dill, parsley and rosemary (you can choose only one or two herbs)
- Preheat the oven to 250°C. Cut two sheets of heavy duty aluminium foil that are larger than your fish.
- Make diagonal slashes on both sides of the fish.
- Place the fish on aluminium foil and lightly oil both sides. Season both sides, inside and out, with salt and pepper. Place the herbs and two lemon slices down the middle of each fish.
- Roast the fish in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Turn on the broiler and roast the fish for another 5-7 minutes, until golden and slightly charred in some places.
- Serve the fish whole, with a bit more olive oil and some freshly squeezed lemon juice.