Recipe - Potted Trout With Cucumber ScalesCategories: Sainsbury9, Sainsbury's, Potted Trout With Cucumber Scales
1 lg Cucumber; cut or sliced up very thinly
1 Dessertspoon; (10 ml spoon)
One half teaspoon Ground mace; (2.5 ml spoon)
One half teaspoon Ground allspice; (2.5 ml
25 g Onion; chopped finely (1
Grated peel of 1 small lemon
25 g Parsley; chopped (1 oz)
2 Trout weighting about 450g;
(1 lb), cleaned
One half Bottle white wine
100 g Butter; (4 oz)
Salt; to taste
Blanch the cut or sliced up cucumber in boilng water for 1 minute, drain, refresh in
cold water and pat dry.
Oil a bowl or bowls for the trout; it (or they) should be rounded and hold
1216 fl ounce (350480 ml) in total.
Line the bowl(s) with overlapping cucumber slices, imitating fish scales as
well as you can, and leaving some hanging over the edge at the top, ready
to fold over the top of the filling.
In a large frying pan scatter the mace, allspice, chopped onion, lemon peel
and chopped parsley; then lay the trout over the top.
Pour over the white wine and bring up to a light simmer.
Cover with foil and poach until the fish are just cooked, turning them over
halfway through (they will need about 5 minutes on each side).
Take out the fish.
Remove their heads, skins and all their bones.
Reserve the flesh and put the skin and bones (but not the head) back into
Simmer for a further 5 minutes and then drain and sieve the cooking liquid.
Let any heavy sediment settle our, pour liquid back into the saucepan
(through muslin or a fine strainer if you wish) and reduce over the heat to
a few tablespoons.
Melt the butter.
Mix together the melted butter, the trout flesh and the reduced cooking
liquid and mask well.
Taste for seasoning.
Press into the cucumberlined bowl(s), fold over the cucumber edges and
cover teh remaining spaces until set firmly, before unmoulding.
Serve with lemon, horseradish and fresh brown bread and butter.
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Potted Trout With Cucumber Scales recipe makes 48 Servings