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How to Cook Trout

How to Cook Trout

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Chef John

This recipe is so simple, it doesn't even have a name. I just call it Trout. This is such an easy weeknight seafood dinner. It's a really nice way to cook fish, especially if you're new at cooking fish.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 470 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 33.2 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 40.4 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 181 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium:
  • 457 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter smells toasted and is golden brown, about 1 minute. Turn off heat.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil. Place trout onto foil; open trout so skin sides are down. Drizzle each trout with about 1/2 teaspoon melted butter. Generously season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Move an oven rack to 5 or 6 inches below heat source and preheat oven's broiler on high heat.
  4. Broil trout until opaque and barely firm to the touch, 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Return pan of melted butter over high heat; stir in lemon juice and parsley. Bring butter sauce to a boil; whisk to combine. Serve trout on plates and drizzle with butter sauce.
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Reviews

Deb C
8
5/15/2014

Chef John nails it again. Absolutely perfect.

SZYQ1
8
2/9/2014

Simple and easy to make, but most of all delicious! I think this could be made with other fish such as salmon, cod, etc.

Maria Harris
3
9/20/2014

Best recipe for trout I have ever done!!!!!!!