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Spectacular Speckled Trout!

This week, your Metro fishmonger has delicious, fresh speckled trout for you. And that’s no fish story! Beautiful, delicate, pink-fleshed trout to be prepared with love and enjoyed with gusto!

Catch of the day

A member of the Salmonidae family which, as its name suggests, includes salmon, trout is a semi-fatty fish whose lipid content varies depending on the time of year. Lowest in winter, the lipid content rises considerably from late spring to early fall. Foodies find that the fattier the trout, the finer the flavour. Surprise! Fatty trout also makes healthy eating because its fat contains omega-3 fatty acids with proven health benefits, reducing the risk of blood clots and helping prevent heart disease. Trout is an excellent source of vitamin B12 as well as omega-3 fatty acids and protein and provides appreciable amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, selenium and iron.

Cooking Tips

Tasty trout can be prepared in many different ways: poached in court bouillon or fish stock, baked in foil, grilled whole or as fillets. Some fine herbs, a little citrus peel, a bit of premium olive oil or sweet butter are all that's needed to enhance its delicate flavour. Anything more would overpower it.

The following tips ensure great results. Pat trout dry before cooking it. Handle gently during and after cooking to preserve appearance. Avoid prolonged cooking. It does not make fish more tender, but dry and tasteless instead. Cooking time is determined by the thickness of the fish, not its weight. Trout is done when beads of white liquid form on the flesh which is opaque and easily flaked with a fork. Serve with lemon sauce or light mayonnaise to bring out its fine flavour.

Your local Metro's fish counter has a fine catch of trout. Why not take advantage of it? Who knows? You could even dream up a good fish story to dish out with the trout!


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