Trout with crisp bacon crust

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
Trout is often overlooked when it comes to a quick supper but this recipe proves it should be on the weekday menu

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 297
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 10g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 31g
  • salt 0.72g


  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 lemon, zested and cut into quarters
  • 50g fresh breadcrumbs (about two slices)
  • 4 rainbow trout fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


Good value
Rainbow trout is always great value. If you can’t find it where you shop, you can easily substitute a salmon or sea trout fillet instead.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Finely chop the bacon, then mix together with the thyme, lemon zest and breadcrumbs. Place the fish fillets in a lightly oiled baking dish, then sprinkle a quarter of the breadcrumb mixture over each fillet.

  2. Arrange the lemon wedges around the fish and drizzle with the oil. Roast the fish for 8-10 mins until it is cooked through, flakes easily and the topping is golden. Serve with steamed veg and boiled new potatoes.

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