I took my 3-year-old fishing for the first time and we caught two trout. I never made trout before. I literally made this recipe up as I went, with what I found in the kitchen. I checked other recipes to get cooking times. I went a little longer on the cooking time because of the bacon. I'm only posting this because the entire family loved it.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
5 mins
55 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with foil.

  • Place a small saucepan over low heat; heat butter until partially melted. Stir in lemon juice, jalapeno pepper, green onion, and garlic; stir mixture into a paste. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

  • Place each trout onto a large sheet of aluminum foil and stuff the cavity of each fish with butter paste; place a dill sprig and a bacon strip into the cavity over the butter mixture. Fold foil over fish and wrap edges to seal tightly. Place foil packets in the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake foil packets until fish flakes easily with a fork, 26 minutes. Let fish sit in foil packet for 5 minutes before unwrapping. To serve, transfer fish from foil to a serving plate; discard bacon. Flesh of fish will be white and skin will peel off.

Cook's Note:

If using a grill, place foil directly on grill and flip at 11 minute mark; cook for 22 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 30.6g 61% DV; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 18.3g 28% DV; cholesterol 118.1mg 39% DV; sodium 309.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Made as written and this turned out perfect as is. My butter mixture was way to thin to get a "paste" out of it but other than that this recipe was spot on. I really enjoyed the extra flavor the jalapeno brought to the fish. I only have access to a few fresh trout each year but I will most definitely make this one again when I get more. Read More