How to Cook Trout

5 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Chef John
Recipe by  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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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 servings

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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 (5)

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SZYQ1
6

SZYQ1

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

Deb C
2

Deb C

Chef John nails it again. Absolutely perfect.

LynFlo
1

LynFlo

This is a recipe that is so much better than the sum of its parts! Just FYI, I was dead beat tonight: all I had was concentrated lemon juice and dried parsley and there was no way I was leaving the house for either of these items. Regardless, it was incredible. I don't think it matters but we had steelhead trout, by the way.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (2 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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