With the excesses of December’s festive dining behind us, January is always a good time to re-set some of our less salubrious eating habits.
Eating lower-fat proteins and getting more Omega-3s into our diet is something we can all aim to achieve when it comes to planning family meal times. The great news is that with the right ingredients and a little recipe inspiration, healthier meals can also be delightfully tasty!
Our smoked trout and salmon are something of a superfood, being low in fat and protein-rich. Our chef Scott Fraser has put together these recipes for delicious dishes to liven up the dark days and keep the winter blues at bay.
If all that isn’t enough to tempt you, then what about the chance to dine like a movie star? See our exclusive video below, which recreates an enticing dish featuring Loch Etive trout that was served at this year’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
Whilst it might not be a traditional winter dish this light soup, served chilled, evokes thoughts of sunnier times and climes. This is a creamy soup made with almonds and featuring fresh flavours of green apple and pomegranate and topped off with our cold smoked trout.
This fresh dish takes inspiration from the Far East, and incorporates our kiln roast trout with sweet clams, making it a seafood special that’s sure to please. Serve with rice noodles for a low-carb meal option.
Lentils are often referred to as brain food, and this simple to prepare dish combines our kiln roast trout with wholesome puy lentils and a tangy wholegrain mustard dressing. A side of greens like seasonal winter kale and you have a warming winter’s delight.
And finally, if you’ve ever wondered what the movie stars eat, then look no further! We were delighted when we learned that fillet of Loch Etive trout was served as part of a modern version of a ‘surf & turf’ dish at this year’s Golden Globes awards, held in Los Angeles in January. Check out our video of how RR. Spink & Sons’ chef Scott Fraser recreated this ‘all star’ dish for us and the full recipe can be found on our website here.