(Last Updated On: 31/08/2017)

With Christmas just around the corner you may be having guests over for dinner soon. Not sure what to cook? Do you like Spanish recipes? If you are looking for fish recipes here’s an idea—Jerte-style trout. It’s simple, quick and delicious.

Jerte is a small town located in the Jerte Valley, in northern Extremadura. Its picota cherries are a delicacy famous beyond the Spanish borders and fishing is a popular activity, with trout being one of the classic local dishes.

Ok, now it’s time to cook!

Ingredients for 2 people:

trout recipe, ingredients

2 trouts

4-5 cloves of garlic (peeled)

40-50 gr pine nuts, roughly chopped

Cured ham (I used Iberian ham), chopped

The juice of 1 lemon


Fresh parsley

Olive oil

¼ glass of water


1. Fry the trouts slightly (both sides) in a bit of oil. Reserve.

2. In the same oil, add the garlic (whole), the chopped cured ham and the pine nuts. Cook until golden.

3. Add a bit of flour and stir until there are no lumps.

4. Add the lemon juice, the water and cook for a few more minutes.

5. Put the trouts in a baking tray and pour the mix over the fish.

6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

7. Decorate with fresh, finely-chopped parsley and serve.

The result

Jerte-style trout


Do not use any salt in this recipe. The ham is already salty, so there is no need to use any salt here.

I served the fish with a mixed-leaf salad. Boiled or roasted potatoes are good alternatives as a side.

Do not substitute ham with bacon or Parma ham. Always go for serrano ham. If you can’t find serrano ham cubes in your local supermarket, buy slices and chopped them. The better the ham, the tastier the sauce!

Piggy Cook

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What other Spanish recipes with fish do you like? Leave a comment below.

Irene Corchado Resmella
Spanish Sworn Translator and Content Writer at ICR Translations
Spanish translator living in Oxford (UK) sharing my home region of Extremadura with the world to encourage travellers to discover a different Spain.
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