Andorran-style river trout

Truita de riu a l'Andorrana

Thanks to the many rivers and alpine lakes Andorra, fishing is a very common sport in our country. If you like to go fishing, you should know that it is controlled and regulated in the country to protect local species. The country's salmonid species often include local river fish and brook and rainbow trout in alpine areas.

There are different recipes for trout dishes all through the Pyrenees, but the most popular ones here are usually Pallaresa-style trout, Andorran-style trout, baked trout and river trout omelette.

In the case of Andorran-style trout, the essential ingredient is fatty cured ham. The oil it releases in cooking is what makes the dish so delicious.

Trout is very commonly found on summer menus in traditional mountain chalets, or “bordas”. It is a light and simple dish that is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Try it!

La truita andorrana, un sabor i una textura únics
L’ingredient que no pot faltar és el pernil
La truita de riu a l’andorrana és un plat d’estiu


Preparation for 4 people:

Wash the river trouts with cold water and dry them well.

Start by seasoning and flouring the trouts. 

Fry them in a little sweet fat or oil and set it aside on a plate.

In the same pan, fry the ham and, when cooked, place it on top of the trout.

Sprinkle trouts with a little oil or fat from the pan and serve. Exquisite! Perfect with a good wine from the country.

The preparation of this recipe is of easy and takes about 20 minutes. It is a delicious and ideal for the summer.

Bon appétit!

Ingredients for preparing the Andorran style river trout:

-4 river trouts
-8 slices of fatty ham
-A little sweet fat or oil
-A little flour


Les millors receptes andorranes: truita a l’andorrana


Source: La nostra cuina. Menges d’aquí
Authors: Maria Dolors Abad de Bellsolà - Josep Ma Troguet Ribes
Edition: April 2007