A steelhead is really just a rainbow trout that has been to either one of the Great Lakes or to the ocean for most of its life and has returned to it's birthplace to spawn. This is a twisted way to serve steelhead or any other trout or salmon. It may sound odd, but this is a delicious dish.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
2 pounds
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Arrange the trout fillets on large piece of aluminum foil. Whisk together the butter, lemon juice, paprika, and cayenne pepper; brush the mixture onto the fillets.

  • Cook on the preheated grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes; brush the fillets with the barbeque sauce; cook another 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 28.8g 58% DV; carbohydrates 4.3g 1% DV; fat 16.2g 25% DV; cholesterol 100.7mg 34% DV; sodium 220.8mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
Fabluous!!! My wife picked up steelhead from Costco by mistake, thinking it was salmon. We grilled half of it with our regular salmon recipe, and it was lacking something. So I found this recipe for the other half, and it was incredible! And the recipe couldn't be easier. I'll be buying steelhead from now on. Thank you Internet and Google for landing me on this recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2011
Not really sure how this one is a 5 star. I made this exactly as written except I baked it in the oven. There was not really flavor and it was a little sweet which I didn't like. I ended up drizzling it with soy sauce. Didn't even eat the leftovers:( I had such high hopes for this one too. No more bbq fish. Read More
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180 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 131
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2010
Fabluous!!! My wife picked up steelhead from Costco by mistake, thinking it was salmon. We grilled half of it with our regular salmon recipe, and it was lacking something. So I found this recipe for the other half, and it was incredible! And the recipe couldn't be easier. I'll be buying steelhead from now on. Thank you Internet and Google for landing me on this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2010
Outstanding taste and very simple to prepare. I had the butcher remove the skin and purchased one pound for the two of us. I'm headed back to the market today to get more now that we know how delicious it is! Followed the recipe to the "T" except that cooking time was 10 and 5 rather than 10 and 2. I created a "boat" with the foil to keep the extra juices from spilling out. Thanks for introducing us to this fabulous fish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
Oh my goodness!!! This was so good I don't think words can really explain how good this is! The trout was on sale at our local market and we had never heard of Steelhead trout but thought we'd try it. We will make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
Absolutely delicious! Quick easy preparation on a fantastic fish. We loved it! My 3 year old ate more than anyone in the house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2010
I have a standby maple-glaze recipe for steelhead and/or salmon but tonight just wanted something quicker but still flavourful. This recipe sounded odd at first but reading the reviews and seeing how easy it was to prep I figured I'd try it and I LOVED IT! I will be passing this along to friends and family and it will become my easier standby steelhead recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
Delish and simple. steelhead was very tender with the right sweetness. i used the broiler with great results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2010
This is the best!!!! My son went shopping with his mom at Costco and he chose this. We had never eaten Steelhead before. I didn't even know how to cook this. I got online and saw this recipe just like some of the others I said" bbq sauce??". So I gave it a shot Well I'll tell you I'm cooking this at least twice a month and will recommend to all of my fish loving friends.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
I was a bit hesitant to make BBQ fish, but this recipe was absolutely delicious! I didn't have cayenne pepper, so I used ground black pepper and it still came out great. Quick and easy, I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2009
Very Good. Instead of aluminum I cooked the fish on one of those mesh screens made specifically for the bbq. Now I can't wait to try bbq sauce on other types of fish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2011
Not really sure how this one is a 5 star. I made this exactly as written except I baked it in the oven. There was not really flavor and it was a little sweet which I didn't like. I ended up drizzling it with soy sauce. Didn't even eat the leftovers:( I had such high hopes for this one too. No more bbq fish. Read More
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