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EPISODE 5 RECIPE: TROUT & CHERRIES

Wednesday 20 April 2022

SMOKED TROUT, HASSELBACK POTATO SKEWERS, CHERRY CHUTNEY, DILL CREME FRAICHE

SMOKED TROUT

INGREDIENTS
4 rainbow trout fillets
Wood chips
Salt and pepper

METHOD

  • Season the trout well, brush the skin side with some oil so it doesn’t stick to the braai grid.
  • You will need a kettle braai for this recipe.
  • Soak 1-2 cups wood chips in just enough water to dampen them.
  • Make a small coal fire in your kettle braai.
  • Move the warm coals to the one side of the braai and pop a drip tray on the other side.
  • Put the braai grill in place over the coals and drip tray.
  • When you are ready to smoke scatter 1/2 the wood chips onto the coals, add the trout fillets on the trip tray side and put the lid on the braai.
  • The air holes should be open and positioned over the fish.
  • Smoke for about 8 minutes or until cooked (but don’t overcook them).
  • Serve on a platter with chutney and creme fraiche and potato skewers.

 

CHERRY CHUTNEY

INGREDIENTS
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
Chilli to taste
2 cups pitted, halved cherries, (can use frozen cherries if fresh ones are out of season)
¼ cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
salt to taste

METHOD

  • Cook the red onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes.
  • Then add the rest of the ingredients and cook until thick and glossy - about 10 minutes.

 

HASSELBACKS

INGREDIENTS
500g baby potatoes parboiled and hasselback slits cut into it
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp cup dry white wine
1 tsp chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

METHOD

  • Mix the mayo, white wine, rosemary and garlic powder and coat the potatoes in the sauce.
  • Thread onto skewers.
  • Cook over low to medium coals for 15-20 minutes or until a little charred.
  • Keep pasting as you braai.

 

DILL CREME FRAICHE

INGREDIENTS
2 tbsp chopped dill
1-2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
½ cup creme fraiche
Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

  • Mix all the ingredients together well.
  • Garnish to make your platter pretty like micro herbs, pea shoots, cucumber ribbons, lemon slices fresh cherries, watercress, etc. 

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