Anytime I prepare whole fish, thoughts of platters of crispy-skinned sardines and red mullet (or Sultan Ibrahim as it’s called in Lebanon) flood my vision. It was my favorite way to eat fish growing up – crispy fish, lemon to squeeze and a garlicky tahini sauce!!
Today, we’re not making those, but another seriously yummy and super easy recipe. It was inspired by a TV show called “Under the Sun”, where the host visits these gorgeous rustic villages and towns all over the world, talking to farmers about organic and sustainable farming. Great show!
I had a bunch of herbs at hand and a couple of fresh trouts. And Voilà, lunch was ready in no time.
Roasted Rainbow Trout with a Rustic Herb Sauce
2 Rainbow Trouts or the fish of your choice
2 tsp Sea Salt
Clean the fish if needed, sprinkle with salt and olive oil. Slice the lemon into thing circles and place about 2 or 3 slices inside each fish. Place on a baking sheet and roast in a preheated over at 400˚F for 15 minutes (depending on the size of the fish).
Rustic Herb Sauce
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup roughly chopped herbs (I used rosemary, oregano, thyme, basil and mint)
2 green onions, diced (green part only)
2 tbsp capers, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste)
Freshly ground pepper to taste
In a bowl, whisk the oil and lemon juice and then stir everything in. Drizzle liberally over fish and enjoy!