Eating fish more often, leads you to success.

Trout brine – for a real fisherman’s meal

Alongside “chiuschi” borrowed from our Bulgarian neighbours and the herbs that grow among the reed plots, trout brine is a savoury, colourful Romanian dish that wonderfully wears the winter coat. The fresh trout, taken from frisky mountain creeks, finds its original flavour on a hot kitchen range sprinkled with salt, underneath which the hot coal smoulders. A secret only whispered by the lips of the people who live on the banks of the Danube is that a low burning fire makes good brine. This kind of dish, as old as the Danube, does not call for a fork, but is rather eaten by the hand, with a good portion of polenta. The white wine, dry, but not rough, makes the perfect company for the salty fried, sweet, white-flashed fish.

Ingredients:  

3-4 trouts, 2 laurel leaves, half an onion thinly sliced, 1 tomato, 1 bell pepper, tomato paste, 1-2 garlic cloves, 1 hot pepper, parsley, savoury, salt, pepper.

Cooking method:

Clean and prepare the fish, then sprinkle salt and pepper upon them. Fry the fish on the grill on a low burning fire. Meanwhile, prepare the brine in a large bowl that can accommodate the fish. Put the thyme twig and the laurel leaves in a mug of water. Add the salt, the peppercorn, the tomato paste and the sliced vegetables and simmer them. When the fish is done, sink it in the brine and let it simmer for a few minutes. At the end, add some red hot pepper strips and the garlic. Serve with sauce and freshly chopped herbs on top and next to the traditional polenta.

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The project of promoting and relaunching the fish consumption in Romania, it is funded by POP 2007-2013, with the support of the Romanian Government and European Union. This project is made by Doripesco during 2013-2015.

The purpose of this project is to promote the consumption of fish and highlights the importance of fish consumption. People can understand the importance of fish consumption for the body only by emphasizing its nutritional properties. Fish is an important food for a responsable feeding and for this reason it should not be missing from your shopping cart because of its important nutrients.

At the same time, we must report the decline of fish consumption in Romania, compared to rest of the European Union (annual consumption of fish in Romania is of 4,5 kg/person/year, of 10 times lower than the European Union. The largest consumers of fish and fish products are Portugal and Spain, which consume 48 / 45 kg/person/year).

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