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Whole Baked Trout With Herb Salsa & Lemon

Whole Baked Trout With Herb Salsa & Lemon

  • Author: Irena Macri
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Oven

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Ingredients

  • 2 whole trout fish (about 0.5 kg / 1 lb each)

For the salsa

  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and roughly diced
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • A handful of fresh parsley
  • A few mint leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (slice the rest to put on top of the fish)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C (390°F).
  2. Combine the salsa ingredients in a food processor or a blender and process into a salsa like consistency.
  3. Place the fish fillets in a large roasting tray. Cover the fish with the herb marinade on both sides and a little inside the fish cavity. Add a few lemon slices on top of the fish.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, on the middle shelf. Remove and transfer to a platter or serve right in the roasting tray.

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