How to Cook Trout

How to Cook Trout

 Made  times
Chef John 26410

"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."
Saved
Save
I Made it Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

25 m servings 470 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 2 servings

Adjust

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 470 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 33.2 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 40.4 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 181 mg
  • 60%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

Directions

Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  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.

Reviews

23
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

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

Chef John nails it again. Absolutely perfect.

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

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 ...

This may be the only way I ever eat trout again!

Delicious!

This is a great recipe for those who consider themselves cooking challenged. There were only 5 ingredients and they are things you typically have at all times. I typically burn everything that h...

I can't get enough. We make this once a week! It is simple, quick and delicious! The only change we make is we use cilantro instead of parsley just because we love cilantro. I have come to the c...

this was awesome!!!!! my husband couldn't stop talking about how much he loved it!! Moist and very good! I am going to try it on salmon.

Other stories that may interest you