Trout A L'armoricaine

By Jean Imbert

The simmering, tomato and spicy aromas of the sauce are a perfect match for the flavors of Brut Rosé, which are also revealed by the grilled side of the vegetables.

Trout A L'armoricaine

All you’ll need


The Armorican sauce:

  • 1 kg velvet or green crab, 30 g fennel
  • 1 stalk celery, 1 orange carrot
  • 2 button mushrooms
  • 1 white onion, 1/4 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 bunch French parsley, 4 tarragon leaves
  • 2 sprigs thyme, 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 cl cognac, 10 cl water

The tomato sauce:

  • 15 red tomatoes (no. 4)
  • Olive oil, Salt / pepper
  • 10 cl cream, 1 L water


  • 1 trout filet (1 kg)
  • Celery root
  • 30 cl chicken bouillon
  • 2 stalks celery


For the Armorican sauce:

Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half. Arrange them in a roasting pan. Baste with olive oil.

Add the salt, thyme, garlic and flat-leaf parsley.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake in oven for 30 minutes at 180°C.

Cut the velvet crabs in half. Heat the oil in a pan, and brown them. Mince the aromatic herbs, add them, and cook for 5 minutes.

Deglaze with the cognac, sprinkle with white wine, then add the tomato sauce with a little water. Simmer for 40 minutes.

Let the flat-leaf parsley, French parsley and tarragon infuse for 10 minutes, then strain the sauce. Reduce, then add a little cream.

To prepare the trout:

Baste the trout filet with olive oil, salt and freshly-ground pepper, and place in a roasting pan.

Preheat oven to 150°C. Cover the filet with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes.


Peel the celery root, and finely dice. Brown in a pan, then deglaze with chicken bouillon. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Arrange in a casserole dish and cover generously with Armorican sauce.

Garnish with a few celery leaves and shavings.

Trout A L'armoricaine
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