Baked Trout (Pečený Pstruh)

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Here is a recipe for an insanely easy dish: a whole baked trout (pečený pstruh). I’ve been meaning to make this dish for a while, except that the grocery store I normally shop in (Giant) doesn’t have much of a seafood section. So I was really happy when few days ago I ventured into Whole Foods and found their amazing seafood selection.

Ingredients: whole trouts, butter, sides (such as potato and vegetables)
Prep Time: 40 minutes

whole trout with butter before baking boiling potatoes
Preheat the oven to 400F. Rinse the trout (pstruh), pat dry, and place on a baking pan along with about half a stick of butter (maslo). Bake for about 30 minutes. In the mean time, prepare your side dishes. I used boiled potatoes (varené zemiaky), but mashed potatoes or fries are also popular. I also steamed some green beans (zelená fazuľa).

trout baked on butter after baking
About 20 minutes into baking I opened the oven and spooned the melted butter over the fish (ryba). Continue baking until it is flaky.

baked whole trout whole trout baked on butter with potatoes and vegetables
And that’s it. Another popular side is canned fruit (or fruit compote, kompót). Enjoy! As a little aside, this trout was almost completely bones-free (the spine was removed at the store). Since we now have seedless melons and grapes, I guess we can also have boneless fish…

Speaking of green beans, you can use them to make a delicious green beans soup.