Ballotine of River Esk Wild Sea Trout

Serves 4

h4. To make the ballotine # Place the trout fillets, head-to-tail, next to each other, un-skinned side on a tray and season. # Soak the gelatine leaves in a little cold water until soft, then lay over one of the trout fillets, and place the other trout fillet on top, so that both are still head to tail. # Roll the combined fillets in the chopped herbs, then wrap in cling film, twisting the ends to make a sausage-like shape. # Poach in boiling water for 15 minutes, remove from the water, then chill in fridge overnight. h4. To make the potato salad # Cook the new potatoes in boiling, salted water for approximately 10 minutes. # Once cooked, drain and allow to cool. # When cool, cut the potatoes into 2cm dice and mix in the chopped herbs, crème fraîche, a little lemon zest and seasoning. h4. 5To make the Ketchup # Place the cucumber and capers into a food processor and blitz to a purée. # Add the dill, season and mix in mayonnaise to a ketchup consistency. # For the Fritters, first bring the milk to the boil, add the butter and allow to melt, then add the flour and mix to a thick paste. # Continue mixing until the paste cools, then add the egg yolks and beat until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. # Add the shrimps and combine into the mixture. Chill for 1 hour, then roll into small balls approximately 1/2cm in diameter. # Deep-fry the fritters for 2 minutes at 180°C, until golden brown. # Drain and keep warm. # To serve, first cut the ballotine into 4cm slices with a sharp knife, allowing one slice per person. # Place some potato salad in the centre of each plate with a slice of the ballotine on top. # Dot the ketchup around the edge of the plate and arrange 2 to 3 fritters per person on each plate. # Garnish with fresh herbs and a few shrimp. If you are feeling flamboyant, a little soured cream and caviar never goes amiss!

Trout fillet with baby watercress, cherry tomatoes and caper butter sauce

Main courseServes 1

# Heat your oven to 180oC # Heat up a heavy bottomed pan and add a drizzle of oil # Season the trout fillets and place skin side down in the pan. Cook until the skin is crispy and golden brown. Turn the fillets over and squeeze the juice of half a lemon over it, add your tomatoes, butter, wine, capers and parsley and place in the oven for 4-5 mins. # Take the fish out of the oven, place your watercress in the centre of the plate and place your fish on top. Add the tomatoes to the side of your plate and top the fish with sauce. # Enjoy with a chilled glass of white wine.

Pan-fried fillet of Kilnsey trout on ratatouille with creamy goat’s cheese

Main courseServes 4

Dice the vegetables and add to a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook over a medium heat until the vegetables are turning golden. Add a tablespoon of tomato puree and some freshly chopped basil. Remove from the heat but keep warm. Add the goat's cheese and cream to a saucepan. Cook over a low heat until the cheese is melted. Pass the mixture through a sieve. Put aside but keep hot. Dust the trout fillets with flour seasoned with salt/pepper and pan fry with olive oil and butter. Turn the fillets half way through, allowing 3-4 minutes per side. Assemble on warm plates. The trout looks superb laid on a bed of ratatouille