Nina says: “When I saw trout at the market recently, I couldn’t help but remember my son’s first fish he ever caught! Oh, the excitement! At the time he was only 10 years old and I thought it was pretty cool for him to master fly fishing for the first time and catch a trout! It was also my first attempt at cooking trout and turned out to be a most memorable dinner!
We all have to try and be sensible about what and where we eat so that our resources will be protected. According to WWFSASSI, trout it s a green choice, so you can eat it with a clear conscience. As a matter of fact, the Norwegian Salmon and trout were lying next to each other in the market, the salmon is on the Orange list and the trout on the Green list…… make the right choice, next time you shop!
I have always wanted to cure trout or salmon, I like the idea of adding a little chemistry to my cooking every now and then, so my way of preparing this trout ended up being …”
Home-cured Trout with Red Onion, Lime Wasabi Vinaigrette
To cure the trout
200 g trout – bones and skin removed
250 ml coarse salt
150 ml sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1 stick lemon grass – grated
1 sprig fennel – finely chopped
Mix all the ingredients except the trout and place half of the mixture in a glass bowl. Place the trout on the mixture and cover with the other half of the mixture. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours. After 3 hours, remove trout from the salt and clean thoroughly. Serve with fingerling potatoes and this light and fresh vinaigrette!
Red Onion, Lime and Wasabi Vinaigrette
makes 100 ml
1 small clove garlic – very finely chopped
20 ml chopped red onion
juice and zest of 1 lime
a pinch of sugar
1 sprig coriander – finely chopped
80 ml lemon-infused olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2½ ml wasabi
Mix all the vinaigrette ingredients and serve with the home-cured trout and fingerling potatoes!
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Nina Timm has become a popular household name in South Africa and apart from her passion for cooking, her heart is with people. In 2012 she received the Blogger of the Year Award from Eat In Magazine and has not looked back since. She understands what her readers want. She and her family live an unpretentious lifestyle with love in abundance and a deep-rooted belief in God. With her warm and heartfelt nature she has become a loyal and trusted radio personality to RSG listeners, where she has a weekly show every Thursday Morning just after 9, featuring her own recipes and those of other South African Food Bloggers.
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