Crispy skinned trout with creamed spinach and lentils

Crispy Skinned Trout With Creamed Spinach And Lentils


  1. Process onion, carrot, celery and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Heat 1 1/2 tbs oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion mixture and bay leaf. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add lentils and stock. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until stock is reduced by half.
  3. Meanwhile, process spinach in the processor until finely chopped. Add spinach and cream to the lentils. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until wilted and warmed through. Season.
  4. While the spinach is cooking, preheat grill to high. Line a baking tray with foil. Place tomato, cut side up, on tray. Drizzle with 2 tsp of the remaining oil. Sprinkle with sugar. Season. Grill for 4-5 minutes or until tender and lightly charred. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in vinegar and 2 tsp remaining oil.
  5. Pat fish dry with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt. Season with pepper. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook fish, skin-side down, for 3 minutes or until golden. Turn. Cook for 1-2 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Divide spinach mixture, trout and tomato among plates. Sprinkle with herbs.

Serves 4


  • 1 brown onion, quartered
  • 1 small carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Cobram Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil Light Flavour
  • 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried (see Notes)
  • 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained
  • 185ml (3/4 cup) Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock
  • 150g pkt baby spinach leaves
  • 80ml (1∕3 cup) light thickened cooking cream
  • 200g grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 (about 180g each) ocean trout fillets or salmon fillets, skin on
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Baby herbs, to serve

All orders placed are subject to availability. If we do not have the fish in stock we may call you to offer an alternative species.
Unless someone is there to accept the order or not left a note to leave the delivery in a safe space the the order will be returned to the shop.

Fresh Fish available online

We have a good selection of fresh fish available to purchase and are renowned for our quality stocks.
Order online from Armstrongs' of Stockbridge shop.