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Jean-Rock’s Orange Trout Filets

Dennis Boyd | May 6, 2020

This recipe was submitted by Jean-Rock Boutin of The AIDS Network’s Board of Directors.

A tray of cooked orange trout topped with slices of lemon and herbs.


30 ml (1 oz) olive oil

15 ml (1/2 oz) chive chopped

15 ml (1/2 oz) mint chopped

5 ml (1/3 Tablespoon) honey

15 ml (1/2 oz) orange zest (1 orange)

150 ml (6 oz) orange juice (2 oranges)

2 Trout filets (3/5 lbs each)

2 Fennell bulbs

1 Onion

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the oven grill mid oven. Preheat the oven to 200 C (400 F).
  2. Mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil with, chive, mint, honey, orange zest, and half of the orange juice.
  3. Place the trout filets in a plate and pour the fine herbs and orange juice mix on the fish. Let this macerated a while.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the 2 Fennell bulbs and onion in fine quarters.
  5. In a bowl, mix the Fennell, onion, the olive oil left and the orange juice, salt and pepper to taste
  6. Place the vegetables on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Get out of the oven and place the trout filets on top of the vegetable, in the middle of the baking tray. Season the trout filets and bake for 10 more minutes.
  8. Plate with orange quarters and basmati rice.

While we may not be able to come together for an evening of great food and supporting our cause, great food can still bring us together, and so we are sharing with you the favourite recipes of our team, volunteers and community partners! Over the next few weeks we will be adding to this virtual cookbook to help inspire you in your own kitchen, and we hope our A Taste at Home campaign bring you the comfort these recipes bring our contributors. While we may be physically distant, we can still come together in a spirit of sharing and giving.

If you are enjoying our recipes and you are able at this time, please consider making a donation to The AIDS Network. Fundraising is a crucial component in our ability to provide programs and services to our most vulnerable clients. Food security programs are especially necessary in this difficult time, and are wholly supported by fundraising dollars. You can make a donation through our Canada Helps page.