This popular freshwater fish is not only tasty but beautiful, with silver skin flecked with bright blue, green and pink highlights.
It has an oil-rich flesh and an earthy taste which pairs well with strong flavours such as lemon juice, garden herbs and butter.
Rainbow trout is the most popular farmed species of trout. Many people believe that buying farmed fish is more sustainable than wild caught, however this is often not the case.
Feed for carnivorous fish such as trout and salmon comprises of wild, unsustainably sourced, smaller fish and it takes a greater weight of wild caught fish to feed the trout/salmon than the end weight of the farmed fish.
However, if you buy organically farmed trout or salmon fish stocking densities are generally lower in comparison to non-organic farms, feed is sourced sustainably and welfare for the animals is of a high standard.
Look for rainbow trout which has been farmed in ponds and raceways; these get a rating of 1 on the MCS sustainable scale meaning it is a very sustainable production method!