After something a little light? This ocean trout recipe is packed with flavour and deliciously healthy. 


  • For the Eggplant Salad

  • I medium sized eggplant, chargrilled until soft then peeled

  • I small handful coriander, roughly chopped

  • 1 small handful mint, chopped

  • 2 peeled shallots, cut in half and sliced

  • 40 grams roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • 2 tablespoons crispy fried shallots

  • 1 tablespoon crispy fried garlic

  • Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 tablespoon garlic oil

  • 1 tablespoon shallot oil

  • ½ teaspoon caster sugar

  • For Ocean Trout

  • 250 grams ocean trout, skinless and boneless

  • ½ tablespoon coriander powder

  • ½ tablespoon paprika

  • ½ tablespoon turmeric powder

  • Pinch of Salt


  • 1.

    For the dressing, squeeze out any excess juice from the eggplant flesh and roughly chop. Place it in a bowl and add all the other ingredients.

  • 2.

    Add the dressing and mix together carefully.

  • 3.

    In a bowl mix together the dry spices and the salt. Coat the ocean trout in the spices and set aside for 30 mins.

  • 4.

    Heat a little oil in a non-stick fry pan. When the oil starts to smoke carefully place the ocean trout into the fry pan.

  • 5.

    Cook turning once until the ocean trout is cooked, it still needs to be pink in the center.

  • 6.

    With a thick piece this should be around 2 minutes each side.

  • 7.

    Remove from the pan and allow to rest for 2 minutes.

  • 8.

    Pile the eggplant salad in the middle of a serving bowl/plate. Using your hands roughly tear the ocean trout into large chunks and place on to the eggplant salad.

  • 9.

    Pour over any excess dressing and garnish with a few coriander leaves and extra sesame seeds if desired.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 276kj
  • Fat Total 17g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 17g
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 395mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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