08/01/2012 10:00 EDT | Updated 10/01/2012 05:12 EDT

Rainbow trout teamed with nectarine and fresh herbs for novel presentation

Rainbow trout is given a Thai treatment and a simple but show-stopping presentation. Sweet and juicy nectarines are combined with garlic, ginger and herbs, which will delight both the nose and taste buds.

Ceviche Salad

1 rainbow trout fillet (500 g/1 lb), skinned and cubed into 1-cm (1/2-inch) pieces (about 250 ml/1 cup)

125 ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice

1 large nectarine, finely chopped

50 ml (1/4 cup) each finely chopped green onion and sweet red pepper

30 ml (2 tbsp) minced cilantro leaves

15 ml (1 tbsp) minced mint leaves

10 ml (2 tsp) finely chopped jalapeno pepper

5 ml (1 tsp) each minced ginger and garlic

30 ml (2 tbsp) lime juice

15 ml (1 tbsp) fish sauce or soy sauce

1 ml (1/4 tsp) sesame oil

Lettuce leaves

Rice crackers

In a small glass bowl, combine trout with lemon juice. Mix well to cover fish with juice. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until fish flakes easily when tested and for up to 8 hours.

In a separate bowl, combine nectarine, green onion, red pepper, cilantro, mint, jalapeno pepper, ginger and garlic; stir in lime juice, fish sauce and sesame oil. Cover and refrigerate.

Pour off all lemon juice from fish and discard; add fish to nectarine mixture, combining well. Let stand for 10 minutes. (This can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)

Place a large scoop of mixture on lettuce leaves; serve remaining with rice crackers.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutrition information per serving (when recipe serves 8): 86 calories; 12 g protein; 2.5 g fat; 3 g carbohydrate; 0.5 g fibre.

Source: Foodland Ontario.