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Baked Fresh Rainbow Trout

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"Very easy and tasty recipe I invented one day with ingredients on hand, for fresh rainbow trout (farmed or wild) that my family loves. It takes very little time and is much lighter than ocean fish. I use whole fish you can buy already gutted from the supermarket, with heads and tails still on. Make sure you pick trout that are really, really fresh. I find the dish doesn't even need lemon slices but you can use them if you like. The key is to remember to add the water to the dish as instructed in directions, which keeps fish from drying out. Serve with rice and veggies. Light and delicious. Be careful of bones! Make sure to add hot water to the dish; cold water can crack the baking dish."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 373 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with about 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  2. Place trout in the prepared baking dish and coat with remaining olive oil. Season the inside and outside of fish with dill, thyme, and salt. Stuff each fish with onion slices; grind pepper over the top. Place 1 lemon slice on each fish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; add water to dish. Continue baking until fish flake easily with a fork, about 10 minutes more.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you use mixed peppercorns it's more flavorful, but fine if you only have black ones.
  • If you can't stand to look at fish heads, you can remove head beforehand.
  • You can use up leftovers the next day as a fish salad with mayonnaise and mustard.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 373 calories; 15.3 g fat; 1.5 g carbohydrates; 54.2 g protein; 162 mg cholesterol; 159 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this tonight with rainbow trout and it turned out beautifully in the end. I would recommend NOT using a glass dish, but to cook it in metal. When we added the little bit of water to the...

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We used Pyrex baking dish, but when we added the water, it shattered the dish. Use a metal pan.

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I made this tonight with rainbow trout and it turned out beautifully in the end. I would recommend NOT using a glass dish, but to cook it in metal. When we added the little bit of water to the...

extremely simple recipe & came out perfect. my mom loves it & she's a total health nut!!

very simple and the fish turned out delicious.

I posted this recipe and was sorry to read someone shattered their pyrex dish adding water! I know what this is like as my hubby did the same once with a totally different dish. I had no problem...

and very flavorful! I used a sheet pan lined with non-stick foil. After basting with olive oil, I placed lemon slices in and on the trout. After baking 10 minutes, I turned the trout over and...

We used Pyrex baking dish, but when we added the water, it shattered the dish. Use a metal pan.

I added some salt and some fresh lemon juice. It was very good.

I did not use the whole trout but the recipe turned out just fine. About the dish, I learned from past experience and put the water in at the same time the fish is placed in the oven, alternativ...

This is just what I was looking for. I use the same recipe when I grill trout. But the weather doesn't allow for grilling right now so it's good to know I can do this in the oven. I love the ove...