Grilled Trout Recipes
Grilling fish is a fantastic way to add flavour to your dinner. It’s a simple technique that works with many types of fish and is great for summer cooking.
Trout is a great choice for grilling because it cooks quickly and easily. It’s also one of the best fish to pair with wine, especially during the summer.
Grilled Whole Rainbow Trout Recipe
Grilled trout recipes are perfect for summer dinners, and can be made with fillets or the whole fish. You can make these in the oven or on the barbecue if you prefer, but the smoky flavor of the grill is great for this type of recipe.
Before you start cooking your grilled trout, you should thoroughly clean the fish by cutting off all the scales and scraping off any dirt that may be present. You should also take the time to clean out the blood vein that runs along the spine. This is a small step that can change the taste of your meal.
After cleaning your trout, you should pat the fish dry. Generously season the inside and outside of your trout with salt and pepper. If you wish, you can also add lemon slices to the inside of your trout.
Once you have finished seasoning your trout, it’s time to stuff it with some dill, parsley and tarragon. You can use fresh or dried herbs, but you’ll want to choose something with a strong flavour.
Alternatively, you can also serve your grilled trout with some toasted pecans. This will give your meal a really interesting nutty flavour and will pair well with the rainbow trout.
To prepare your grilled trout, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. You can either place your trout directly on the grill or create a “boat” out of aluminum foil that you can place the fish in. This will prevent your fish from sticking to the grates and will also help keep your meal looking beautiful.
Grilling trout is a fantastic way to enjoy this fish. It’s easy to prepare and has a great taste.
You can use a variety of different trout varieties, including rainbow trout, brook trout, and Arctic char. The key is to pick a fresh, clean-looking trout. It should have shiny scales and firm white flesh with clear eyes that aren’t cloudy or darkened.
To prepare the fish, pat it dry with a paper towel and season inside and out. Add a sprinkle of lemon pepper and fresh herbs, like basil or dill. You can also add some minced garlic if you prefer.
Once your trout is seasoned, cover it with aluminum foil and set it on the grill with indirect heat. Cook it for about 15 minutes.
The fish will be done when it flakes easily with a fork and is nearly opaque. It should also be moist and flavorful. You can test it with a digital meat thermometer.
When it’s done, remove it from the grill and place it on a plate or tray. Top with some lemon slices, if desired.
A little butter and lemon can enhance the delicate flavor of rainbow trout. This dish can be served as a side dish or with a salad or sandwich.
You can prepare the trout in a variety of ways, but my favorite is to cut it into steaks and use some cocktail sticks to truss it up for presentation. You can also try this technique with other fish, such as salmon, Arctic char, bluefish, and even catfish.
Alternatively, you can cook the trout on the grill skin-on, or on a cedar plank. This method is quick and easy, and produces a lovely, crispy crust.
If you aren’t comfortable with grilling a whole fish, you can use trout fillets instead. They are easier to handle and require fewer steps, but they may not be as tender.
The fish will take longer to cook, so you’ll want to allow extra time. It should be cooked until the internal temperature reaches at least 140 degrees F.
Grilled Trout with Lemon Butter
Grilled trout is a delicious way to cook fish and it is easy to prepare. The grilled trout is served with a lemon butter sauce which makes this dish so flavourful.
This simple recipe is one of my favourite grilled trout recipes. You can make it for a simple dinner on the weekend, or as part of a party meal.
To start you need to grate the zest of two lemons, then add all the herbs and a little garlic. You can leave this mixture in the fridge to marinate for a while but I would recommend giving it at least an hour before cooking.
Then it is simply a case of preparing the fish fillets and frying them in a pan with butter and olive oil. It is important to get the oil nice and hot before adding the fish. The frying time will vary depending on the thickness of the fish but I would suggest starting with 6 minutes and then checking it after three or four minutes.
Once cooked, remove the fish from the pan and place on a serving plate. Spoon the lemon butter over it and sprinkle with some of the fresh parsley.
For a side, I would recommend mashed potato with horseradish or asparagus amandine which is French for “tossed with toasted almonds”. Both of these dishes are a great option for a quick and delicious dinner that can be made in the evenings when you need something tasty but healthy.
You can also make the herb butter for this recipe in advance and keep it at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days. This can be easily brushed over the trout before cooking or added to the sauce at the end of cooking.
If you want to use this method for the trout, I would recommend cutting a few slits on the fish fillets. This will help the lemon butter to adhere to the fish. I would then stuff the slits with the herbs and then add the sliced lemon to each trout.
Grilled Trout with Herbs
Whole trout stuffed with basil, rosemary, thyme, and lemon is marinated then cooked on the grill to create a tender, flavorful dish. It’s an easy recipe to prepare for a weeknight or weekend meal that can be served alongside a green salad, grilled veggies or rice.
The key to cooking trout on the grill is to preheat the grill and make sure the grate is oiled. This will help prevent the fish from sticking and ensures that it cooks through properly without overcooking.
You can also soak the fish in a solution of water and rice water to remove the fishy smell that can sometimes develop while cooking. If you’re not familiar with the process, it involves soaking the fish in a mixture of cold water and the liquid from a cup of cooked rice for a few minutes to half an hour.
After the trout has been soaked, pat it dry and season it liberally on both the skin side and the flesh side with salt and pepper. You can even sprinkle it with a few herbs to add more flavor.
Next, place a row of onion slices along one side of the fish and then another row of lemon slices, repeating the procedure. Next, place a row of chives and parsley on the other side of the fish and then finish with the last row of lemon slices.
Then, rub the entire trout with oil on both sides. You can also use the oil to rub the inside of the fish, which will help to keep it from sticking to the grill and to help it cook more evenly.
Finally, wrap each trout in a sheet of aluminum foil, and then seal it tightly. This will prevent the herbs and lemon from getting wet while it’s on the grill, which will help to preserve them.
Grill the fish until it’s flaky and the skin is crisp, 6 to 7 minutes on each side. Then remove from the grill, and serve with more herbs and lemon for garnish. You can also serve this grilled trout with a side of low-carb veggies like fennel, radishes, and asparagus tossed with some seasoned olive oil. This will pair perfectly with the smoky trout and add a nice crunch to the plate.