Chalk Stream Trout

We have some beautiful Hampshire Trout on Fish Friday’s at the moment – it comes from the Hampshire chalk streams of the Rivers Test and Itchen.  While they are farmed, it is sustainable and of the highest quality, with the chalk stream rainbow trout some of the tastiest, richest and leanest in the UK as a result of their unique natural habitat. These world famous spring-fed chalk streams with ‘gin clear’ water, constant water flows and excellent light and vegetation create havens for these fish. These beautiful chalk streams give the fish a distinct, sensational taste whether smoked or fresh.

The colour of these Hampshire Trout are fantastic, and they are firm and tasty. It’s ideal summer weather fish and you can either grab a couple of portions of fillet, or you can pre-order a whole side or even a whole fish.  They are about 2-3kgs each.

Price for whole fish is £14/kg and fillet is £24/kg

This would be truly outstanding with some local Hairspring Watercress and some Cornish New Potatoes – both of which are available in the shop this week.

Otherwise Yotam Ottolenghi has some lovely recipe ideas….