Whole Grilled Trout Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Whole Grilled Trout Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Whole Grilled Trout

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"Whole trout stuffed with herbs and flavorings, then grilled directly on grates, produces flavorful, flaky, tender fish with tasty crispy skin."

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Original recipe makes 2 whole trout Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Rub each trout generously with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt; sprinkle inside of cavities with salt and black pepper. Place half the lemon and onion slices into cavity of each trout, along with minced garlic, and place a sprig of rosemary and thyme into cavities.
  3. Turn preheated grill down to low and place the trout directly onto the grill; cook until flesh flakes easily and the skins are browned, 6 to 7 minutes per side, flipping once.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2013

Visiting my sister and she was given some trout that was begging to be grilled. Found this easy recipe and had all the fresh ingredients. This was simple and simply fantastic!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 17, 2015

I had a difficult time with this recipe. I had a large fish, and after I cooked it about 12 minutes per side, it still wasn't done. Also, I couldn't figure out how to keep all the lemons, onions, and herbs inside the fish without them falling out when I flipped it. I ended up finishing the fish in the oven, but the things had all fallen out of it. So it tasted OK, but I'm sure it would be better if I knew how long to cook a big fish, and how to keep the stuffing inside.


10 Ratings

Aug 12, 2012

We followed the recipe on one fish but on the other fish we substituted fresh dill for the other herbs. Both were delicious and had great flavor.

Jun 17, 2014

Excellent--simple and fast too!

Sep 07, 2014

Crowd pleaser !!! Make sure that you listen to the oiled grill part or the skin sticks !!

Jul 24, 2015

This was absolutely delicious! Restaurant quality! I omitted the onion, but it was still wonderful!

Mar 16, 2015

Delicious trout. Ours was a bit larger than average so I increased the cook time by 1 minute each side. The skin was charred but overall everyone was delighted with the outcome.

Apr 27, 2015

we all loved this. The kids were asking for more


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  • Calories
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.8 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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