A prominent childhood memory for me was the kids TV show Rainbow, and, in particular, the character Zippy. He’s a brownish-orange puppet with a head shaped like a rugby ball, blue eyes and a zip for a mouth. Yes, that was entertainment. Kids don’t know they’re born these days. What’s Zippy got to do with rainbow trout?
Well, not that much, only that they share a name. And they make me happy. Rainbow drops do as well. I’m telling you, it’s the rainbow!
It’s a really lovely fish, smaller than it’s seafaring cousin, but equally as flavorsome. We get ours from a farm in Wales, so the quality and consistency is perfect.
Here’s a recipe on cooking trout – this applies to sea trout or to rainbow trout: