FRESH TROUT WITH LEMON CAPER AIOLI
LEMON CAPER AIOLI:
1 large garlic clove, smashed and finely minced
2 tbsp (30 ml) grape seed oil
1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon mustard
½ lemon, zest only
¼ cup (60 ml) mayonnaise
1 tbsp (15 ml) minced fresh chives
2 tsp (10 ml) capers, rinsed and drained
6 x 6 oz (180 g) whole trout, skin on
1 tbsp (15 ml) grape seed oil
1 lemon, cut into wedges, for garnish
micro greens and chives, for garnish
- To make LEMON CAPER AIOLI: Place garlic in a mini food processor and whirl. Gradually add oil until a smooth emulsion has formed. Add Dijon, lemon zest and mayonnaise and whirl to blend. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in chives and capers. Seal. Can be refrigerated for up to a couple of days.
- To make TROUT: Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Blot fish dry with paper towel. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and gently rub with oil. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish is almost cooked through. You want it a little rare as it will continue to cook once removed from oven.
- Once cooked, gently peel off skin from fish and discard heads. Remove fillets of fish from spine and place on a heated serving platter. Garnish with micro greens and chives. Drizzle with a little sauce and serve remaining sauce alongside. Excellent with baby spring vegetables and basmati rice.