How to Cook Trout

How to Cook Trout

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"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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25 m servings 470 cals
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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:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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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.

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  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.



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!


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...

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.

This recipe is fantastic. I added just a splash of white wine to the sauce, but otherwise made the recipe as is. So good, and so easy!

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