Monday 31 May 2010

Fishing For Compliments?

Trout Tales continued...

To answer my friends' questions -  B - Yes, Bob cooked it with the head on, but he served it up so I didn't have to watch it "looking at me". C -Our original piece of trout was about 16" long, including the head. [nobody with the initial A has thus far asked any questions about the trout!]

Having eaten just under half our trout on Saturday evening, we had more for Sunday lunch. We ate it cold, again with French beans and new potatoes, but I made some quick and easy Hollandaise-type sauce in the blender.


  • 2oz butter
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Melt the butter in the microwave [about 30-40 seconds - watch it carefully!] Put eggs, juice, s&p into a blender, and whizz briefly. With motor running, pour butter into blender, whizz till mixed. Serve immediately.

This is sufficient for generous servings for two people.

After lunch Bob flaked the remaining fish [not much left - a piece about 2½" long] and I combined it with 1tbsp leftover hollandaise and 2 tsp single cream and whizzed with a stick blender. I poured this into a small paté dish, and topped it with 1 tbsp melted butter, and left it to set in the fridge.

After church, this made a splendid Sunday-night supper served with toast, whilst we watched "Lewis" on TV [Why doesn't he get on with it and marry Laura?]

I would have photographed the paté, but Bob kept saying "this is really good" and eating another helping! Here's a similar photo from the Internet

trout pate

A piscine joke to brighten your Bank Holiday Monday...

Two parrots standing on a perch, and one says to the other "Can you smell fish?"


  1. took me a while to get that one ;-)

    There were two goldfish in a tank.
    One says to the other "Do you know how to drive this thing?"

  2. We may have to interpret for each other regularly, or perhaps you understand our Americanized version better than I do the original version.
    Okay, so here's the next question: What is "single cream?"


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