Trout Stuffed With Couscous, Almonds and Herbs

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Chef Kate

From "The Moroccan Collection: Traditional Flavors from Northern Africa" by By Hilaire Walden. A delicious and very easy dish--serve garnished with fresh mint and lemon wedges and plently of warm bread on the side.

Top Review by Thorsten

Easy and delicious. It was the first time that I've had trout filled with couscous. The peppermint added a fresh taste and supported the flavors of the trout. I like this recipe, because it brings out all the delicate flavors of the trout. No ingredient is dominating, all well-balanced. If you like fish, you sure will like this unique fish recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 23 cup couscous
  • 1 14 cups fish stock (or vegetable stock or clam juice)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • 4 (12 ounce) trout, whole, cleaned, heads removed and boned
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 cup almonds, sliced


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry until softened, adding the garlic toward the end.
  2. Stir in the couscous, fish or vegetable stock, parsley and mint.
  3. Bring to a boil, then remove the pan from the heat and leave for 10-15 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F
  5. Season the trout with salt and pepper and fill the cavity of each with one-fourth of the couscous mixture.
  6. Lay the fish in a greased shallow baking dish.
  7. Mix the remaining oil with the almonds and spoon over the fish.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.

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