Thursday, 12 June 2014

This week in my kitchen 11 :: Baked trout with lemon and ginger stuffing

Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 
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This week in my kitchen:-
  • lovely, lovely farm eggs
  • sharing lunch with friends
  • 'A'  washing the dishes
  • a beautiful red admiral butterfly that came inside the kitchen and sat on the windowpane. I panicked opening windows and carefully helping it out before it expired with heat...Then I remembered the hot butterfly houses that I've visited and realised why it had come into the kitchen in the first place.
  • stocking up scandinavian produce from here...lots of filter coffee (they do a very good one, that's really cheap) and big cripsbread (also very good value) that I love because it looks like mini mill stones, also a bit like the sea grass flooring in the living bit of the kitchen. edit...forgot to say and finished off the scrummy ginger biscuit gift brought back from Amsterdam...thank you B. 
  • baked trout with carrot and swede mash
  • quick mini roast chicken and vegetable supper for two
  • listening to gabby young and other animals...(excuse any adverts that are on the video)



Baked trout with lemon and ginger stuffing Ingredients:


  • One whole sustainably sourced gutted trout per person
For the stuffing for two fish:
  • One small red onion
  • One medium sized leek
  • One medium to large Portobello mushroom
  • One courgette
  • The zest of one unwaxed lemon
  • A little ground turmeric
  • A small piece of fresh ginger
  • One small dried chilli pepper
  • Two or three cloves of garlic
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Baking parchment 
Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c.
  2. Prepare all the vegetables. Peel the leek, and  slice finely or chop all the vegetables and then wash them except for the garlic and the mushroom.
  3. Pour a little olive oil into a frying pan and add the onion and cook until it becomes translucent. 
  4. Add all the other vegetables and allow to sweat. 
  5. Add the chopped garlic and cook out, then add the other spices including the chopped or grated ginger and lemon zest., salt and pepper; cook a little longer and stir well to combine the flavours. Give a little squeeze of lemon juice and leave to saute for ten minutes or so. Add the parsley in the last two minutes.Then remove from the heat to cool down a little. 
  6. Cut a piece of baking parchment or waxed paper to make a parcel for each fish.
  7. Remove any bones from the fish, wash, then pat dry and lay each one onto the parchment paper. 
  8. Place half the stuffing into each fish and then close the fish. Pull up the paper around it making a parcel. Put into an oven proof dish.
  9. Place the dish into the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  10. Ensure the fish is cooked thoroughy. It should be tender when pierced with a knife but not dry. 
Serve either with paper parcel (en papillote) or without, with seasonal vegetables. I served ours with swede and carrot mash.




I'm joining Heather of Beauty that Moves for her weekly kitchen blog hop...Why don't you come  and join in too?
debx

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful activities in your kitchen as always Debby, but truthfully my favorite part was seeing your shoes, they are so cute!

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    1. Thanks Tracey. They are house slippers that Ahmad bought me on sale from my favourite shop 'Toast'. I think it was last year, or the one before. I love them but they are beginning to look a little the worse for wear. I think they could do with a wash, they are made from cotton fabric...I may try putting them in the washing machine...I keep spilling things recently!Too much dashing around...

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  2. Every time I go to Ikea I always buy that crisp bread... we love it and the price is very cheap! I would like to try your trout, it sounds delicious! Your photos look great, too ^_^

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    1. I love that store...all the lamps and bright lights. Especially on winter evenings. Thanks for your nice comments Valeriacrea.
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  3. Love these yummy photos. That crispbread looks interesting...

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    1. It's fun isn't it. I always wonder, why the hole?
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  4. I'm so jealous! And that's all I can say about that! What was that cake/bread?

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    1. It's one of my quick fool proof recipes Amanda. I haven't been very imaginative with baking recently. This is a fruitcake that everyone always seems to like and if keeps very well...that's if it doesn't get eaten on the first day. It just gets moister and more tasty each subsequent day.

      Here is a link to the recipe if you would like to make it sometime :-http://cookingupastorminateacup.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/mmmcakechristmas-cake.html
      debx

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  5. oh that flatbread and that fish look amazing! I laughed when I read the trout recipe, because at first I read it as "sustainably gutted", ha! I'll have to bookmark it to try it later, thanks for sharing~

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    1. oh sadly that's impossible. I hope you manage to try it sometime amanda.
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  6. Lovely photos! I wish my mr would do dishes actually anyone!! Oh well. Lovely food and I haven't had trout since I was a kid and my dad fished.

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    1. I know...good isn't it? He doesn't usually have time to help do them but it's great when he does...I love rainbow trout, like a milder salmon with the same pretty colour. Although my current favourite fish is sea bass or talapia.
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  7. I love your photos. The fish, the cracker, your vegetables, but also love seeing all those dishes clean in the drying rack, and I do agree with Tracey, your shoes! Love them too.

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    1. Thank you, that's sweet of you to say.
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  8. Did you catch your trout? So fun to step into your kitchen.

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    1. No I didn't Cathy but I made sure that it was sustainably fished. I'd love to fish, hopefully it's something I will do soon. A's brother fly fishes in Denmark. I would love to join him one day and have a go too.
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  9. Ooooooooo, Deb, this post was a feast for the eyes! That trout dish looks scrumptious. I will definitely try it--maybe this week. I don't make fish often enough for my family. I love your wire egg basket; I'm going to keep my eye out for one the next time I go to the flea market. I am wondering pretty intensely about the cake in the second photo. It looks very yummy. : ) And, oh, that butterfly--what a gorgeous shot!

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    1. Oh thank you Susan. The trout dish was really tasty. I hope you find the egg basket.I can't remember where I got mine...I've had it for so long. I find it really useful. It always gets emptied on halloween to fill with trick or treat goodies. The cake is my never fail fruit cake. I keep getting asked to make recently and it's so easy to do.

      here's the link if ever you would like to make one:-
      http://cookingupastorminateacup.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/mmmcakechristmas-cake.html

      I was so excited when the butterfly flew in...such a lovely moment.
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  10. Hi Deb.. I enjoyed the song and your kitchen is once again a heavenly place.. Been wondering how you are doing as we pack and move to the seaside.. I love fish and would love to try the recipe.. thank you..xo

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    1. Hi Faye, thanks for coming over. She's a great singer isn't she. I hope you have an amazing summer by the sea.
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  11. Mmmmmm...the trout looks delicious!!! The butterfly is beautiful... how rare that it would fly inside. Your egg basket is lovely... and how awesome that A washes dishes for you. :).

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  12. Hi Emily,
    I know I felt a bit like I was in a scene from Bright Star when I saw that beautiful butterfly.
    debx

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  13. hello
    love this yummy photos and i love ikea and this bread!!!!
    nice blog!
    wish you a wonderful week,
    regina

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    1. Thanks regina, that's kind of you to say. I love visiting Ikea especially on winter evenings. I always head for the department with all the light fittings...
      Have an amazing week too,
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