Sea Trout (Sewin) with Herbs

This is a traditional Welsh recipe for sea trout that’s cleaned, salted and packed with herbs before being oven baked.
Sewin is the Welsh sea trout. The flesh is pink like salmon and is found in the River Teifi Cardigan Bay, this dish is often the first choice for the main course for a St David’s day celebration meal.


1 large sewin
Bunch of fresh dill, fennel or other garden herbs such as dill, lemon balm or parsley, salt.


Leave the sewin whole and simply gut it and wash well. Rub the fish with salt inside and out. Fill the inside of the fish with the dill or other fresh herbs. Bake in a medium hot oven for 30 minutes. Put the cooked sewin on a large, warmed serving platter and serve with seasonal vegetables and potatoes.


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