Grilled Trout and Potato Cake


A delicious fish dish that you can pump out in under an hour. Hearty, punchy flavours, but simultaneously light.


Ingredients (for two)

2 Trout Fillet

2 Medium White Potatoes

100g Enoki Mushrooms

2 Leeks, roughly chopped.

Big Bunch of Dill

Lemon

Butter

1 Egg

Cornflour

Arugula/Rocket

1 Sweet Apple

Cream Cheese

Salt/Pepper

Olive Oil


Method

Take the trout of the fridge at least 20 mins before cooking.


Chop the potatoes into medium sized chunks. In a large pot with really salty water (think ocean), boil the potatoes until fork-tender, skin on. Drain. Allow to steam dry and cool. Add about a tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of cream cheese, 2-3 stalks of dill, chopped, thick stems removed. Mash together until roughly mixed. Crack in an egg, and add a tablespoon of cornflour. Mix through with a spoon.


In a pan with a little olive oil, fry the chopped leeks with the enoki mushrooms. If it starts to dry out, add a splash of water. Continue until the leeks are very tender, and all the water has evaporated. Allow to cool, then mix well into the potato. In a non stick pan on a low heat form the potatoes into inch-thick cakes using a ring mold or just your hands. Fry on a low heat for about 15 minutes per side.


While those are cooking, julienne the apple. One a chopping board, take a handful of rocket/arugula and about 3 stalks of dill. Hand mince with a knife until it is a rough crumble. Mix through with the apple, then squeeze half a lemon over top and mix. A pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper. Allow to marinate for a couple minutes, then douse with about a quarter cup of olive oil. Set aside.


Dry the skin of the trout fillets with a paper towel. Lightly salt the skin. Allow the salt to extract some of the moisture, then dry off again. Pre-heat a non-stick pan to a medium high heat. Add a little olive oil, then fry the trout fillets, skin-side down. The skin will stick initially, then start to lift when crispy. This should be about 5-7 minutes. Flip once the skin is crispy, and cook for a further 3 minutes, then take off the heat.


Plate up, the potato cake underneath, trout, then dress with greens. Pepper, serve.

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