Widely available Rainbow Trout is a very popular table fish. The oily flesh has a rich, earthy flavour. The flesh ranges from light to dark pink depending on the amount of cartenoid food content in the fish feed. They are easy to prepare either baked or grilled. The classic 'Blue Trout' is achieved by gently cooking the whole gutted fresh trout in fish stock. The skin will turn milky blue if the slimy layer on the skin remains undamaged.
Rainbow Trout is easily recognized by the silver skin and the iridescent pink stripe along the lateral line. The back is shaded olive green with black spots and the belly is white. They are greedy feeders and easy to catch even for a novice angler. Native to North America, the colourful Rainbow Trout is one of the easiest fish to farm. Efforts to establish wild populations of Rainbow Trout in Britain have not been successful, because the species prefers warmer water temperatures. Almost all Rainbow Trouts sold in the UK are from farmed origin.
Scientific Name: Oncorhynchuss mykiss
Catch or Cultivation Method: Farmed
Preparation: Scaled, gutted.
Refrigerated Shelf Life From Despatch Date: 3 Days
Fat content 5.2%
Calories per 100g: 125
£9.10 per kg
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All raw fish products must be cooked thoroughly until they are piping hot.
Your meat order is kept cool in transit because we either use an
insulated expanded polystyrene box, or a recyclable tough corrugated
cardboard box which is foil lined and insulated with bubble wrap. Both
boxes are leak-proof and sturdy.
To keep your delivery cool, it is packed along with specially designed
ice packs. Our ice packs are made with a frozen water-based gel, which
keeps the meat at the correct temperature for up to 48 hours. When the
ice does melt, it stays as a gel, which prevents the delivery becoming