Spicy Scottish Trout

Spicy Scottish Trout with crushed new potatoes and sesame and honey

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Here’s another way to turn your day’s catch into dinner. Once again this recipe comes from our friends at Colstoun Cookery School


  • For the crushed new potatoes, cook the potatoes in boiling water for 10-12 minutes, or until just soft. Drain the potatoes, return them to the pan and crush slightly with a fork. Add the butter, cream, chives, chilli, herbs and salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well. Cover with a lid and set aside to keep warm.
  • For the trout, fillet the trout removing all bones, place the spices, butter and seasoning into a bowl and mix well to combine. Spread the spice mixture onto both sides of the trout fillet.
  • Heat a small amount of olive oil in a frying pan and fry the trout for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until cooked through, then remove from the heat and set aside in a warm place.
  • For the sesame and honey-coated vegetables, heat the oil in a small wok or frying pan, add the carrots and leeks and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the mangetout, cover with a lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the soy sauce, sesame seeds and honey and stir well to mix.
  • To serve, place the crushed new potatoes onto a plate, top with the spicy trout with the vegetables and lime halves alongside.


  • 200g new potatoes
  • 50g butter
  • 3 tbsp double cream
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sesame and honey-coated vegetables:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2  carrots, cut into ribbons
  • 2 baby leeks, chopped
  • 75g/3oz mangetout
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 lime, halved, to garnish


For the trout:

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 50g soft butter
  • 2 tsp salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • 2 medium trout