Baked Trout with Vegetables

Baked trout with vegetables and rucola

Baked trout with vegetables and rucola

Baking fish wrapped in foil is an excellent idea, because flavors are much more intense and the meat is more tender. The downside, as you can see from the above photo, is the presentation, which suffers a bit. Well, to be honest, I don’t have special fish plates, that’s why I served it straight from the foil.

Anyway, here’s my baked trout recipe:

Get two medium-sized fish. If you can arrange with the shop assistant to clean them for you, that’s awesome. If not, expect a bit of mess in the kitchen. I’ve got mine already cleaned and ready to cook:

Cleaned fish

Cleaned fish

Heat two tablespoons of olive oil. Chop one big onion and add it to the pan.

Cooking onion in hot olive oil

Cooking onion in hot olive oil

Cook it for about 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Add 10-12 chopped mushrooms:

Chopped mushrooms

Chopped mushrooms

Stir well, then add salt and some red hot chili flakes:

Fish stuffing: onions, mushrooms and red chili flakes

Fish stuffing: onions, mushrooms and red chili flakes

Chop 3-4 cherry tomatoes and one green bell pepper and add them to the pan:

Vegetable stuffing mix for fish

Vegetable stuffing mix for fish

Chop 6-7 garlic cloves and mix them with two tablespoons olive oil and the juice from half lemon:

Chopped garlic with olive oil and lemon juice

Chopped garlic with olive oil and lemon juice

Put the fish on aluminum foils, spoon the vegetable stuffing inside them, then pour this mixture on top of the fish.

Fish - stuffed, glazed, ready to go in the oven for baking

Fish - stuffed, glazed, ready to go in the oven for baking

Close the foils, so the fish look now like Egyptian mummies :)

Fish in aluminum foil

Fish in aluminum foil

Bake the fish in the oven, over medium heat. It should be done in about 45 minutes. Anyway, after 40 minutes, take it out of the oven and open the wrappings, then return it to the oven and bake it for 5-10 minutes more, so it gets a kind of crust.

Oven-baked, stuffed fish

Oven-baked, stuffed fish

Now, if you want to go festive, transfer the fish on special fish platters. The easier option is to just unwrap and serve it like this:

Nice and juicy baked trout

Nice and juicy baked trout

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium size fish (trout or any other fish of your choice)
  • 10-12 mushrooms
  • 1 big onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes (or one big tomato)
  • 6-7 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon juice from a half lemon
  • lemon slices (for serving)
  • red chili flakes
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Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes

Baked fish fillets with tomatoes

Baked fish fillets with tomatoes

Oven baked fish recipes are the easiest way to prepare a delicious meal in little time. If you don’t want to deal with those annoying tiny bones, just get some nice fish fillets, fresh or frozen.
In a baking dish, put two tablespoons live oil, then add the fish fillets. Salt them according to your preference. Mix 1/2 pound canned tomatoes with 1/2 cup of water and a little bit of salt and pour it over the fish fillets. Sprinkle fresh rosemary and allspice berries all over the food. Bake it uncovered, over medium heat, for about 30-40 minutes.

Baked fish with tomatoes, rosemary and allspice

Baked fish with tomatoes, rosemary and allspice

Serve the fish fillets with lemon slices and a few rucola leaves. A little freshly ground black pepper will always add a nice visual effect to the plate and an interesting flavor to the food.

Yummy fish fillets on plate

Yummy fish fillets on plate


Ingredients:

  • 4 fish fillets without skin
  • 1/2 pound canned tomatoes (whole or diced, whatever you prefer)
  • 8-10 allspice berries
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper to taste
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