In my upcoming book Journey of Promise I continue with more Welsh dishes mentioned in the story. Trout was quite plentiful in the many streams of Wales and became a familiar and common dish. For those fishermen (and women!) out there, this is a delicious recipe for trout.
4 small to medium fresh trout
4 thin slices of lemon
8 strips of bacon
2 tablespoons chopped chives
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Gut and clean the trout. Pack the cavity of each trout with a dollop of butter, a sprig of parsley, a slice of lemon wedge and add black pepper to taste. Wrap 2 strips of bacon around each trout and brush with melted butter. Place the fish under a hot broiler and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Melt a little extra butter with the juices from the fish, add the chopped chives and parsely and pour over each fish.
When I go camping with my family we often prepare this same dish but instead of cooking under the broiler we wrap each trout in aluminum foil and cook over hot coals. The combination of the trout and bacon is a wonderful taste treat. Enjoy!