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Nepalese Rainbow Trout en Croute Recipe

Rainbow Trout en Croute - Zest Byron BayServes: 4

This recipe can also be done with 2 sides of salmon though needs a proportional increase in ingredients for filling & covering


1 Large Rainbow Trout Filleted
2 tbs Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
1 Leek (just the white part) cut into 6cm strips
1 tsp butter
¼ cup flaked, toasted almonds
50g baby spinach
1 sheet Puff Pastry

Egg Wash
1 Egg Yolk mixed well with
2 tsp Milk


Heat oven to 200°C.

Melt butter in a pan & slowly cook the leek until very soft, remove from excess butter & cool.

Lay out the sheet of pastry & arrange a thin mat of spinach leaves in the middle, large enough for one side of trout to sit on. Lay fish down on spinach & spread 1 tbs Zest Nepalese Spice Paste on upper side. Lay leeks on the flavoured side of the trout & sprinkle almonds on top.

Spread 1tbs paste on the other fillet & sandwich on top, paste inside. Cover the fish sandwich with another thin layer of spinach. Fold over the pastry to create a neat parcel, well sealed with egg wash.

Turn over the parcel & place on a baking tray. Score the top of the pastry with 3 slashes, egg wash & bake for 15 minutes or until pastry is golden.

Rest for 5 minutes then serve.

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Indian Marinara Pie Recipe

Indian Marinara PieServes 4-6


300g firm white fish
200g salmon/ocean trout
1 tbs Zest Indian Spice Paste
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 hard-boiled free-range eggs, quartered
1 leek (white part diced finely)
Handful baby spinach coarsely chopped
Handful chopped parsley
300ml pure cream
Extra virgin olive oil


Heat oven to 230°C.

Cook potatoes in salted water until just tender and mash with 1 tbs Olive Oil and seasoning.

Sweat the leeks in olive oil until soft, then add the cream, the Zest Indian Spice Paste and combine well. Take off the heat and stir in the spinach, parsley, fish and eggs.

Pour this mixture into a baking dish and top with the mash.

Bake for 25-30 or until the top is lovely, golden and crisp.

Serve with some yummy buttered peas and beans.

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