Friday, 3 August 2012

Olympic Food Challenge: Slovenia - Trout with Herbs

After nine days of great dishes as part of the Olympic Food Challenge, I'm starting to crave some simple food.  Last night Z and I were discussing life after the Olympics and decided that we both fancied a takeaway.  Well it's Friday and traditionally we would be trying to recreate a take away meal at home, but tonight we're eating Slovenian.  The fact that we're having Trout with herbs, means that the other tradition, Fish on Friday, is going to be upheld.

I know that stuffing and baking a trout is not the most adventurous meal that we have cooked as part of this challenge but if Ben Ainsley can slow down in order to win a gold medal then so can I.  There was another reason for picking this dish over any of the others that I found.  The inclusion of Pumpkin Oil.  We found out about pumpkin oil at a food event last year and have been enjoying it ever since.  I hadn't considered putting it on fish and not being one to look a gift horse in the gills, Z was dispatched to buy trout.

The fish was stuffed with a heady mix of parsley, tarragon, chives, dill and rosemary, sprinkled with lemon juice and pumpkin oil and baked for around 20 minutes.  To keep it simple we served the fish with some boiled new potatoes and steamed carrots.  It made a refreshing change from the big punchy stews that we have eaten recently.  For the record Slovenia have already won one gold and two bronze medals during London 2012.  Go Slovenia.

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