Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss

A popular freshwater fish similar in texture to salmon with an oil-rich, delicate flavour and pink coloured flesh.

Appearance

The 'rainbow' mix of blue, green and pink colours running as a lateral line along the length of the silvery body give the fish its name.

Size

Small trout, around 350g; large trout, around 1kg

Source

Commercially farmed at Kilnsey, North Yorkshire

Seasonality

Available all year round

Oil Content

High

Price Guide

Medium

Portion Size

Whole; fillets

Alternatives

Brown trout, sea trout, salmon

How To Cook

Tastes delicious pan-fried, grilled or baked. The sweet, earthy flesh combines well with strong, spicy flavours. Trout fillets are ideal for hot smoking and can be enjoyed hot or cold.



Fish Fact

Baby trout are called 'fingerlings'.

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