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Creamy Mustard and Trout Pasta Salad

cook 20 mins
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless trout fillets, approximately 100 g (3 1/2 oz) each, seasoned lightly
  • 400 g (13 oz) pasta shells
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 50 g (2 oz) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 anchovy fillets in oil, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan-style cheese
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • 100 ml (3 1/2 fl oz) light olive or groundnut oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan and pan-fry the trout fillets for 4–5 minutes, turning once, until just cooked through but still slightly pink in the middle. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool a little.
  • Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 11 minutes, or according to packet instructions, until al dente. Drain well, refresh under cold running water and drain again.
  • Meanwhile, place the dressing ingredients, except the mustard and oil, in a small food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and slowly whisk in the mustard and oil. Season to taste.
  • Flake the trout into large pieces and toss with the pasta, cherry tomatoes and cucumber. Spoon into bowls, then drizzle over the mustard dressing and serve immediately.
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