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Ocean Trout with Crispy Skin, Salsa Verde & Spring Onion

Courtesy of Scarborourgh Wine Co.

Although some people are a little nervous about preparing a whole side of fish this recipe is so simple. The salsa verde in this recipe can also be used as a marinade for just about any meat, so make a little extra and pop it in the fridge for later. The fresh flavours of this dish make it an ideal match for just about any crisp white wine, but we particularly enjoy this matched to our Offshoot Pinot Noir Rosé.

Serves 4

1 fillet of ocean trout, scaled and pin boned (about 1.2kg)
1 bunch tarragon, leaves picked
1 bunch chervil, leaves picked
1 bunch flat leaf parsley, leaves picked
1 bunch basil, leaves picked
50ml sherry vinegar
30g white anchovies
1 tbsp capers
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves
100ml extra virgin olive oil
12 spring onions, trimmed

Pre-heat oven to 210°C. Place fish skin-side up on a tray covered with baking paper and season skin with salt and pepper. Cook for 12 minutes. Very gently remove fish skin and place on a separate tray lined with baking paper. Meanwhile, keep fish warm. Place skin in oven for a further 10-15 minutes until skin is crisp. Remove and snap into shards.

Place a nice serving platter over fish and flip over.

Whiz up herbs, vinegar, anchovies, capers, mustard, garlic and oil in a processor until smooth. Season to taste.

Heat up a skillet or frying pan and chargrill or fry spring onions for a few minutes.

Gently tease apart fish into pieces, drizzle salsa verde over top and garnish with onions and fish skin crackle. Serve with Scarborough's Offshoot Pinot Noir Rosé.

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