Sea Trout

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I’m finding that the cost of fish is at an all time high at the moment. I’m looking forward to reaping the benefits of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight Campaign, but alas, the price of fish doesn’t appear to be reducing, even though sustainably caught fish and the fight against discards has come along way in the last 6 months.

I love fish and whenever I go out to eat, it’s the first section of the menu that I scour to select my dish. But eating fish at home can be costly. My husband and I recently had friends over for supper and I bought some sustainable cod from my local fishmongers. It was by far superior to fish from the supermarket, but at nearly £20 for 4 fillets, I should jolly well think so too!

Searching the supermarket for a cheaper fish, I was still unable to find the cheaper discards (maybe I should change my supermarket), however I did come across some Sea Trout at a very reasonable price. This fish has a delicate flavour so requires little else to enhance it, without overpowering it. I just squeezed some lemon juice and scattered a few thyme leaves over the top and baked in the oven at 170° for 20 minutes. Meanwhile a made a salad of fennel and radish with plenty of pepper and lemon juice. Such a simple clean meal, and very reasonably priced too!


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