Baked trout parcels with chillies and lemon

    30 min

    Trout in foil parcels, baked with green chillies and lemon juice. An impressive presentation, and there's no washing up! Use red chillies if you prefer a little less heat.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 rainbow trout fillets
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1 fresh green chilli, sliced
    • 1 lemon, sliced

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Rinse fish, and pat dry.
    2. Rub fillets with olive oil, and season with black pepper. Place each fillet on a large sheet of aluminium foil. Top with garlic and chilli slices, and squeeze the juice from the ends of the lemons over the fish. Arrange lemon slices on top of fillets. Carefully seal all edges of the foil to form enclosed parcels. Place parcels on baking tray.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of fish. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.

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    Something else. My gran has been making this recipe for our family for over fifty years, and it has never been a miss no matter what type of fish you use. She uses green pepper (and sometimes red too if she has it) instead of a chilli. She also throws in about a half teaspoon of dill (really important!) No need for fresh lemon (especially if that makes it too lemony for you) just a tablespoon of lemon juice will do. In our family, nothing is more important than fish. Believe me, if you only knew! This recipe is a real winner.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. We really enjoyed all the extra flavour of the peppers. Will fix this regularly as we are trying to eat fish more often. I rarely have trout, but a nice way to perk up the flavour for any fish. If you want a good sauce try the one from Salmon Fillets with Creamy Dill, except keep it healthy by using plain yogurt intead of all that mayo. Why would anyone go to the trouble to make something this healthy, then drown it in mayo?  -  15 Sep 2008


    This was great. I can never cook fish right. This turned out absolutely divine. The fillet fell apart and was moist and not too fishy--even the house didn't smell overwhelmingly fishy. My son raved over it. Way to go!!!! Thank you!  -  15 Sep 2008