Just as it was for Steam Baked Trout, this recipe can also be used for loch salmon, which might be a boost to your barnet!
But don’t kick out trout – as it’s not just your hair that could benefit. This simple recipe is a nutritional powerhouse. Rainbow trout is an oily fish loaded with protein, healthy fats, vitamins D, B12, B3 and B6, plus selenium and potassium, as well as other essential vitamins and minerals.
In effect, trout may improve brain function, boost “good” cholesterol and regulate blood pressure. It can also help maintain healthy red blood cell production and immunity, strengthen bones, and reduce internal stress and inflammation.
Almonds are also impressively nutrient dense. They too are high in healthy fats as well as rich in carbohydrates, protein and fibre. Almonds also provide an excellent source of vitamins E and B2, as well as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and copper, among other vitamins and minerals.
Almonds can apparently lower cholesterol and ward off cancer. They can also help relieve phlegm, coughs and heartburn. Recommended amounts vary among nutritionists, but a few almonds a day for those who aren’t allergic seems a fine idea – which is just what this recipe provides!
Preparation time: 10 minutes before cooking, five minutes during
Cooking time: 20 minutes
2 trout fillets
Juice of half a lemon
1 tablespoonful of flaked almonds
(Optional extras: carrots, swede, parsnips, celery, peas, a handful of fresh thyme or rosemary, or mixed green salad)
1. Scrub and chop up all the required vegetables into pieces no bigger than three square centimetres, and any herbs such as thyme and rosemary, or wash and chop up any salad
2. Steam the vegetables and herbs for 20 minutes
3. Brush the outside of the trout with the lemon juice
4. Scatter the flaked almonds onto a plate and roll the trout in it until both sides are covered
5. Bake on a sheet of greaseproof paper at 230C/450F/Gas Mark 8 for six minutes each side, until cooked through
6. Serve the baked almond trout with steamed vegetables or a mixed green salad