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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter smells toasted and is golden brown, about 1 minute. Turn off heat.

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  • 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.

  • Move an oven rack to 5 or 6 inches below heat source and preheat oven's broiler on high heat.

  • Broil trout until opaque and barely firm to the touch, 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from oven.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 40.4g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 33.2g; cholesterol 181.4mg; sodium 263.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
Simple and easy to make, but most of all delicious! I think this could be made with other fish such as salmon, cod, etc. Read More
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124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 110
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
Simple and easy to make, but most of all delicious! I think this could be made with other fish such as salmon, cod, etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2014
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 the house for either of these items. Regardless, it was incredible. I don't think it matters but we had steelhead trout, by the way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2014
Chef John nails it again. Absolutely perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
Best recipe for trout I have ever done!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2017
Simple & delicious. I used fresh Meyers lemon, parsley and added a little dill. I finally learned to dry then dust the skin with flour before putting it in the hot butter. That's how you get the crunchy crust. Basic thing but I always rinsed the fish off and threw it in the pan. Just adding that little pat to dry the skin made all the difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2015
This may be the only way I ever eat trout again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
I sauted fresh spinach leaves in the butter and added it as a garnish. it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2015
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 has to be broiled but the 5-6 inch setting helped me not smoke up the kitchen. It was delicious, simple and looked beautiful next to a nice salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2015
I can't get enough. We make this once a week! It is simple, quick and delicious! The only change we make is we use cilantro instead of parsley just because we love cilantro. I have come to the conclusion, after using many recipes on this site, that if it is a recipe submitted by Chef John recipe, it is going to be amaaaaazzzing!! Thanks so much for another winner Chef John!! Read More
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