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Grilled Trout Recipes For Fresh Trout

Grilled Trout Recipes

Grilled Trout Recipes


Grilled Trout Recipes are wonderful way to cook your fresh trout and here we have the best of them.  There are many wonderful reasons to grill your trout.  Some of the best tasting trout is grilled for a wonderful light and flaky fish with the wonderful flavor of the grill.  Of course you will only want to go catch more trout when you taste the recipes we have here!


Before you start with the grilled trout recipes you must first clean your trout.  After cleaning you must prepare your trout for grilling.  You can leave the trout whole or you can fillet your trout depending on the recipe and your preference.  Most of these recipes show you how to put the ingredients inside the trout so you can leave it whole and intact.  However you can do the same thing with two fillets and just sandwich the ingredients between the fillets.  Just be careful on turning your fillets over so the ingredients do not fall out.  Learn how to fillet your trout here for preparing them for grilling.  Make sure if you do prepare fillets just leave the outer skin on for grilling.  This will help hold the fish together until it is ready to eat.


The basics of grilling trout will help you as you prepare for your grilled trout recipes.  You will need some oil to be put on the trout or the grill so the fish doesn’t stick to the grill when cooking.  Some prefer to use aluminum foil to cook it in, and this works well on the grill, over coals or even in a campfire.


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Seasoning your trout before grilling is easy. Just make sure you season it before placing on the grill because it will be too hot otherwise. You will probably want some salt and pepper for your fish as almost all recipes call for it.   If your pepper is freshly ground it tastes so much better.  You can season your fish with anything you prefer but great favorite spices are garlic, parsley, basil, rosemary, thyme, tarragon, sage or dill.  All of these seasonings are better if they are fresh and you can place them on your trout fish either in a sprig or you can chop them up first.


Other seasonings tend to be more on the spicy side.  You can get a great Cajun spice mix to season your trout with and these are delicious and worth getting.  You can also make your own seasoning with spices such as chili powder, cumin, cayenne and paprika.  You don’t have to limit it with just these spices, go ahead and create your own and let us know how it turns out.


Lemon is a natural addition to all seafood including grilled trout.  Now some recipes call for lemon to be cooked with the fish.  This can be done as slices, grated as zest or the favorite around the world, freshly squeezed lemon juice.  If you cook the lemon on your fish it will be amazingly great and enhances the flavor tremendously.  You will want to save some lemon slices for squeezing more over your trout when it is done cooking.


Always remember to grill your trout lightly on both sides until the flesh is white and flaky.  You will want to cook it for 3-4 minutes on each side and no more so the fish will be moist when eating it.  If you overcook your trout it will have a more fishy taste to it and will not be as good, so take care and you will have the tastiest grilled trout in town!


Now on to the Grilled Trout Recipes!

Fried Trout

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Fried Trout


Fried Trout is a wonderful way to finish your trout for a delicious and tasty meal.  After catching your trout fish you will want to make sure you clean it first.  To directions on cleaning it go here.  After cleaning it you will want to fillet the fish so you have the nice fillet meat to work with.  If you have already filleted your fish and frozen it then just take it out of the freezer a couple of hours before cooking to let it thaw naturally.  Of course you can cook your fish any way, but some of the purists say that fried trout is the only way to cook it to release all of the flavor of the fish and the only way to enjoy your fish to the max.


Some people will say that fried trout is not quite as good for you as grilled, broiled or baked trout.  Even though this holds a little truth, it is only slightly so and fried trout is still highly nutritional and still wonderfully high in omega-3 acids.  Another plus is the amazing taste that fried trout can bring, one that everyone will love!


Items/Tools you will need:


  1. Heavy Cast Iron Pan (Otherwise a Non-Stick Frying Pan will work)
  2. Cooking Fork or Slotted Spatula
  3. Sharp Knife
  4. Cutting Board



Food items:


  1. Trout
  2. Butter
  3. Flour
  4. Salt and Pepper




  1. Garlic
  2. Onion Powder
  3. Parsley


When you have all of your tools and ingredients gathered you are ready to start.




  1. Rinse your trout under cold running water
  2. Pat dry
  3. Place your trout on the cutting board and cut them with the sharp knife into 6 oz pieces no thicker than one inch.
  4. Season the flour with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Optionally you can add other ingredients in the flour here like garlic, onion powder or parsley.
  6. Roll the trout pieces in the seasoned flour until they are completely covered in the mixture
  7. Put four tablespoons of butter into the frying pan on medium-high heat until the butter starts bubbling.  (Note: do not heat the butter too high or too long or it will turn brown and burn)
  8. Lay the fish in the pan and cook for 5 minutes
  9. Turn the fish over with the slotted spatula or cooking fork and cook for 5 more minutes.
  10. At this point the fish should be perfectly done.  You can tell when your fried trout is done as the fish will be opaque and very moist.  The fish meat should flake off easily.
  11. Remove the fried trout from the pan and drain on paper towels.


*Note:  Using tongs on your fried trout may break the breaded coating during cooking, use a cooking fork or slotted spatula instead.


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Now your trout is finished.  It should be smelling so good and almost leaping off of the plate into your mouth.  You can serve your fried trout with corn-on-the-cob and homemade coleslaw for a perfect meal.  Of course homemade biscuits would round out the meal perfectly.  Don’t forget to serve your fried trout with a slice of lemon for a fresh taste!



How to Clean Trout


How to Fillet a Trout


Butterfly Trout


Grilled Trout


Baked Trout