Baked Trout Wrapped in Smoky Beacon,Herbs and Almonds

This easy trout meal is ful of flavours and natural healthy fish oils.

1 lemon
2 medium size trout , rainbow or brown, cleaned
1 large bunch thyme
1 garlic clove , chopped fine
4 slices pancetta , or rashers of smoked streaky bacon
4 tbsp olive oil
100g fine green beans
2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds

1. Heat oven 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.

Cut half the lemon into 4 thin slices and juice the other half.

Score each fish 3 times on one side. Place the fish on a baking tray, scored side up, and season liberally inside and out with salt and pepper.

Stuff each fish cavity with thyme, a sprinkling of garlic and a lemon slice.

Lay the rest of the thyme on top of the fish and top with a lemon slice.

Wrap the smoked beacon around, holding the lemon and thyme in place.

Cote with 1 tbsp of olive oil and bake for 20 mins until the is crispy and golden the fish is cooked.

2. While the fish is baking, boil the green beans in a pan of salted water for 4-5 mins until crispy and just cooked.

Drain the beans and toss them with the lemon juice, olive oil and almonds.

Serve the fish with the beans on the side of the plates.

SERVES 2 persons

How many calories are in baked Trout?

There are 306 calories in 1 medium Baked or Broiled Trout. Calorie breakdown: 45% fat, 1% carbs, 54% protein.

Is baked salmon healthy?

Trout is more nutritional than salmon, in terms of total fat content and saturated fat content. But salmon consists of vitamin A which is the very vitamin trout lacks. Eat trout for your D vitamins and salmon for your A vitamin.

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