Smoked trout

With lemon, herbs and vegetable parcels.
 
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Recipe from: 14 Spetember 2015
Preparation time: 25 min
Cooking time: 30 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    trout - 500-700g
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2
    sprigs of dill or thyme
  • 1
    organic lemon
  • VEGETABLE PARCELS:
  • 1
    onion
  • 1/2
    a garlic clove
  • 1
    fennel
  • 3
    celery sticks
  • 2
    red peppers
  • 4
    green asparagus
  • 1
    lemon
  • dill
  • salt
  • pepper
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

In the kitchen:
Clean the fish. Rub inside and out with salt and pepper. Wash the herbs and place inside the fish.
Wash the lemon and slice it. Place the lemon slices  on each side of the fish in the fish basket.  Close the basket.  If you want the fish to have grill marks, only place lemon slices  on one side of the fish.
Cut the onion in half, leaving the peel on.

Wash the remaining vegetables and dill and cut them into smaller pieces.

Season with salt and pepper.

Cut the lemon in half.

Equipment:

1 small handful of wood chips (e.g. Apple)
Fish basket, baking paper

At the barbecue:

Prepare the barbecue for direct heat – approx. 160-180 °C.
Grill the onion and the half clove of garlic until tender.  Place  the garlic with the cut side facing downwards. Grill the lemon for the vegetable parcels on the cut side so that it gets grill marks.

Remove the onion and garlic from the grate, remove the peel and cut the onion into smaller pieces. Crush the garlic. Combine the garlic, onion, dill and the rest of the vegetables  and divide evenly on 4 small pieces of baking paper. Drizzle with lemon juice before closing the small parcels  with either string or just twisting the paper like on a wrapped toffee.

Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat – approx. 150-170 °C.
Grill the parcels for 15 minutes. Remove the vegetables  packages, and place the fish on indirect heat on the barbecue instead. Add woodchips to the grate, close the lid and smoke the fish for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Tip: You can substitute any of the vegetables depending on the season.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Weber.
 
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