(Salmo gairdneri)

Trout is a well-known freshwater fish and is still sporadically found in the wild in streams in Norway, Austria, the Ardennes and Italy. It's about the brown trout. The trout we consume are farmed and are also known as rainbow trout. It is grown on a large scale, especially in Denmark. As a result, the trout is available all year round. There are four trout farms in the Netherlands, which together produce about 100 tons of trout.

The rainbow trout has a silvery-beige color. It can be distinguished from the other trout species by the orange-pink to red-purple stripe that runs the length of the flank. Furthermore, black dots can be seen on the entire body, with the exception of the abdomen. Maximum length 115 cm.


The flesh of the rainbow trout is shell-like and tender. The flesh has a sweetish smell.

Method of preparation

Baked, grilled, steamed, smoked, barbecue or oven.

Nutritional values

451 kJ / Kcal: 67, 4.9 g fat, 19 g protein, 0.4 g iron, vitamins: A, B1 and B2.


Avoid / Catch

Norway, Austria, the Ardennes and Italy. Usually farmed fish.

Fish fact

The name 'salmon trout is a fantasy name', because the salmon trout is fed with special feed containing shrimps. As a result, the fish meat is pink in color.

More information

In addition to brook trout and salmon trout, there are also brook trout and brook trout.