You can make this with any lightly Smoked Ocean Trout or even Salmon . Pineapple and chilli work very well with the smokiness of the fish.
I love fish or any seafood, but I dont get to eat it often enough. Lightly Smoked Ocean Trout is the perfect solution . Why, because it lasts for days.
I ate this Ocean trout broken up through salad, I stood at the kitchen bench and sliced glistening slivers straight from the side, I even cut some into tiny squares and tossed it into a broth with noodles. After all these delightful fish meals I had one beautiful piece left.
This Petuna Trout has the skin on. This means it stays firm and it can be sliced into whatever size or shape you want.
The sweet salty flavour of this trout is the perfect base for an Asian inspired salad. This one contains grilled pineapple, fennel and chilli. The whole recipe takes approximately 10 minutes.
Lightly Smoked Ocean Trout, Pineapple, Chilli and Trout Crackling
- 2 pieces Ocean Trout / Salmon 150-200 gm each
- 1 small cucumber lebanese, cut into ribbons
- 1 small bulb fennel or 1/2 a large one
- 1 small red onion finely diced
- 1 red chilli sliced
- 2 slices of fresh pineapple
- 1/4 bunch coriander
- 100 ml lemon Juice or lime
- 30 gm caster or palm sugar
- 40 ml fish sauce
- 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
- Mix the sugar with a teaspoon of hot water to start it dissolving. Add lemon juice, fish sauce and garlic. Stir to dissolve and taste. Add more sugar or fish sauce if required
- Grill the pineapple till golden and caramelised ( BBQ is good) in a very hot pan. Cut into cubes
- Mix coriander sprigs, diced onion, pineapple, chilli and shaved fennel.
- Strain dressing and pour over salad.
- Put the cucumber ribbons on the plate.
- Finally. Cut the Ocean Trout from the skin. Heat a frypan until very hot. Sear the Trout on both sides, until just coloured . Place the fish on the cucumber.
- For crackling, add a little more oil to the frypan and making sure it is very hot. Drop the skin into the pan and cook until it curls up and turns golden.
- Drain on paper.
- Put a small amount of salad onto each plate along with some dressing and a piece of crackling
- Don't cook the pineapple, just sear or BBQ it quickly. This produces a lovely sweet and sour juice that makes the dressing very delicious.
- Use coriander root ( chopped ) in the dressing for more flavour
- Use any salad ingredients you like including Chinese cabbage, red capsicum, tomato, or Green Papaya.
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