Creamy trout and caper linguine

Creamy trout and caper linguine
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

This new pasta classic proves cooking fish is easier than you think. Trout fillets are baked with lemon and dill, then stirred into a zingy and creamy caper sauce. Quick, tasty and a little bit indulgent – perfect!

Not a fan of trout? Try pre-cooked smoked mackerel or cooked prawns – just heat them through in the sauce.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
522kcals
Fat
25g (12g saturated)
Protein
34g
Carbohydrates
29g (3g sugars)
Fibre
2.9g
Salt
0.6g
Calories
522kcals
Fat
25g (12g saturated)
Protein
34g
Carbohydrates
29g (3g sugars)
Fibre
2.9g
Salt
0.6g

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon
  • 15g dill (½ a small bunch)
  • 2 lightly smoked trout fillets
  • 150g dried linguine
  • Dash olive oil
  • 1 banana shallot, finely chopped
  • 100ml white wine
  • 1 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180ºC fan/gas 6. Finely zest the lemon and set the zest aside, then slice the lemon into wheels. Put the slices on a large sheet of baking paper, overlapping each slice slightly to form a rectangle. Pick the dill fronds and set aside. Put the dill stalks on top of the lemon slices, top with the trout fillets and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the baking paper around to create a parcel and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the linguine in salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes (depending on how much bite you like it to have). At the same time, put a large frying pan over a medium heat with a dash of oil and fry the shallot for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the wine and simmer until reduced by half. Once the trout is cooked, flake the fillets into the pan (discarding the skin, lemon slices and dill stalks). Stir in the reserved lemon zest with the capers, crème fraîche and dill fronds, then taste and season with salt and plenty of cracked black pepper. Drain the pasta, reserving a little cooking water, then stir it into the sauce, adding a little of the pasta water to help bring everything together.

Recipe By

Pollyanna Coupland

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