Monday, 21 May 2012

Garden herb trout

My son Rafferty was born a week ago today. He's a beautiful but somewhat nocturnal soul; in these sleep-deprived times the cooking is being kept quick and simple at Appledrane HQ. Heat an oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Wedge two large bay leaves, a few sprigs of thyme, parsley and some wild fennel fronds into the inner cavity of a rainbow trout, season well, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 2o minutes. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice, buttery Jersey royals and steamed asparagus spears. Time for an early night...


  1. Congratulations! The best baked trout I had was in Kalkan in Turkey last year. It was baked with herbs (not unlike your own) in an earthenware pot and was so tasty that I went back the next night and had the same again!!

  2. : ) Congrats on the bambino. The sleep deprivation doesn't end ...ever. But, its a good thing.

  3. Congratulations. Enjoy these fleeting moments as well as you can (through drooping eyelids).