New potatoes & trout

Serves 6, or 8-10 as a starter

  • 2 kg Jersey Royal new potatoes, skins scrubbed

  • 50 g salted butter

  • 250 g smoked trout fillets

  • or the grated zest of 1 lemon & juice of ½ lemon cider vinegar

  • a small bunch of chives, finely chopped

I absolutely love Jersey Royals and get very excited when the season starts at the beginning of April. When the potatoes are fresh, you can easily remove their papery-thin skin by rubbing them with your thumb to reveal the pale potato underneath. They're most delicious boiled and simply dressed with herbs, or served with fish.



Cook the Jersey Royals in a saucepan of salted boiling water for about 15 minutes, or until lovely and soft when pricked with a fork. Drain in a colander and let them steam dry.



Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and gently crush a few with a fork to add texture. Add the butter and season well. Flake in half of the smoked trout, add the cider vinegar (or lemon zest and juice) and toss through. Serve at room temperature, with the remaining trout flaked over and chives snipped on top.



This salad is delicious served on its own or with some soft round lettuce.

Nutritional Information

New potatoes & trout

A delicious twist on potato salad

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A great simple fish starter or main – get really good, in-season potatoes and fresh fish and this will be a dream
Serves 6, or 8-10 as a starter
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I absolutely love Jersey Royals and get very excited when the season starts at the beginning of April. When the potatoes are fresh, you can easily remove their papery-thin skin by rubbing them with your thumb to reveal the pale potato underneath. They're most delicious boiled and simply dressed with herbs, or served with fish.

Cook the Jersey Royals in a saucepan of salted boiling water for about 15 minutes, or until lovely and soft when pricked with a fork. Drain in a colander and let them steam dry.

Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and gently crush a few with a fork to add texture. Add the butter and season well. Flake in half of the smoked trout, add the cider vinegar (or lemon zest and juice) and toss through. Serve at room temperature, with the remaining trout flaked over and chives snipped on top.

This salad is delicious served on its own or with some soft round lettuce.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 339
    17%
  • Carbs 46.7g
    18%
  • Sugar 3.1g 3%
  • Fat 10g 14%
  • Saturates 5.2g 26%
  • Protein 13.1g 29%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
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Fish Online
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  • 2 kg Jersey Royal new potatoes, skins scrubbed

  • 50 g salted butter

  • 250 g smoked trout fillets

  • or the grated zest of 1 lemon & juice of ½ lemon cider vinegar

  • a small bunch of chives, finely chopped