Whole trout stuffed with herbs and flavorings, then grilled directly on grates, produces flavorful, flaky, tender fish with tasty crispy skin.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
2 whole trout
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

    Advertisement
  • Rub each trout generously with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt; sprinkle inside of cavities with salt and black pepper. Place half the lemon and onion slices into cavity of each trout, along with minced garlic, and place a sprig of rosemary and thyme into cavities.

  • Turn preheated grill down to low and place the trout directly onto the grill; cook until flesh flakes easily and the skins are browned, 6 to 7 minutes per side, flipping once.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 31g 62% DV; carbohydrates 3.8g 1% DV; fat 11.2g 17% DV; cholesterol 91.8mg 31% DV; sodium 156.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (28)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
Visiting my sister and she was given some trout that was begging to be grilled. Found this easy recipe and had all the fresh ingredients. This was simple and simply fantastic!! Read More
(36)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2015
I had a difficult time with this recipe. I had a large fish, and after I cooked it about 12 minutes per side, it still wasn't done. Also, I couldn't figure out how to keep all the lemons, onions, and herbs inside the fish without them falling out when I flipped it. I ended up finishing the fish in the oven, but the things had all fallen out of it. So it tasted OK, but I'm sure it would be better if I knew how long to cook a big fish, and how to keep the stuffing inside. Read More
(19)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2013
Visiting my sister and she was given some trout that was begging to be grilled. Found this easy recipe and had all the fresh ingredients. This was simple and simply fantastic!! Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2012
We followed the recipe on one fish but on the other fish we substituted fresh dill for the other herbs. Both were delicious and had great flavor. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2015
I had a difficult time with this recipe. I had a large fish, and after I cooked it about 12 minutes per side, it still wasn't done. Also, I couldn't figure out how to keep all the lemons, onions, and herbs inside the fish without them falling out when I flipped it. I ended up finishing the fish in the oven, but the things had all fallen out of it. So it tasted OK, but I'm sure it would be better if I knew how long to cook a big fish, and how to keep the stuffing inside. Read More
(19)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2016
This turned out great. I never grilled whole fish before, this recipe and directions were excellent. For anyone thinking about making this and reading reviews of how difficult it was because of the stuffing falling out, here is a simple solution; after stuffing I tied a piece of butchers string around it and it kept everything inside even when flipping the fish. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2014
Excellent--simple and fast too! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
Crowd pleaser!!! Make sure that you listen to the oiled grill part or the skin sticks!! Read More
(4)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2015
This was absolutely delicious! Restaurant quality! I omitted the onion but it was still wonderful! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2015
Delicious trout. Ours was a bit larger than average so I increased the cook time by 1 minute each side. The skin was charred but overall everyone was delighted with the outcome. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2016
I'm a newlywed and my hubby is an avid fisherman so I'm alway looking for something to do with his catches. This was simple straightforward and absolutely delicious. Thank you! Read More
(1)
Advertisement