Rainbow Trout

Rainbow Trout

Photo by jules:stonesoup — Creative Commons License Some Rights Reserved

The amazing autumnal colors of Lake Wanaka give the Festival of Colour its name. In the heart of the Southern Alps, as you stand on the banks of the lake you might just be able to pretend you are one of the protagonists of the Lord of the Rings films. Whether you are a Hobbit or Elf, you can bask in the simple pleasures of Whole Roasted Rainbow Trout.

This recipe concedes that you will probably have to buy your trout at a fish market rather than fish for it from the lake, and that you can roast it in the oven rather than over an open fire. No matter, it tastes wonderful and goes nicely with one of the area’s award-winning pinot noirs.

- Ana Maria Harkins

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