Grilled and Smoked Trout Recipes

When it's hot outside, opt for smoking or grilling your trout over the BBQ, campfire or in a smoker. Here are our favorite 10 grilled trout recipes to get you started.

Staff Picks

Whole Grilled Trout

Rating: 4.75 stars
Whole trout stuffed with herbs and flavorings, then grilled directly on grates, produces flavorful, flaky, tender fish with tasty crispy skin.

Smoked Steelhead Trout (Salmon)

Rating: 4.79 stars
Steelhead trout, also know as freshwater salmon, smoked to perfection with garlic and rosemary flavors. After the overnight marinade and the brine soak, it is all just watching as it smokes.

Foil Barbecued Trout with Wine

Rating: 4.3 stars
A quick, easy and delicious way to cook trout.

Barbequed Steelhead Trout

Rating: 4.58 stars
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.

Campfire Trout

Rating: 4.2 stars
My dad taught me how to prepare the trout we caught fresh on camping trips when I was a kid. I always loved the buttery flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture!

Spicy Grilled Trout

Rating: 4.33 stars
A tasty grilled trout with a nice kick with each bite.

Trout with Lime and Thyme

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is an simple and flavorful marinade combining easy-to-find ingredients. This marinade could also be used with other varieties of fish, such as salmon, but might be a little strong for lighter fish.

Grilled Whole Stuffed Trout

Get healthy on the grill with this gorgeous stuffed trout recipe! Thyme, rosemary, garlic, lemon, and chile make a delicious stuffing that flavors the trout to perfection.

Grilled Montana Trout

Rating: 4.51 stars
A very easy and flavorful way to prepare trout on the grill.

Almond Herb-Crusted Trout for Two

Rating: 4 stars
This is one of our favorite ways to prepare trout. Excellent paired with rice pilaf, side salad, and a glass of pinot grigio for an easy, light, and tasty dinner.

Catch of the Day

Rating: 4.48 stars
Never go camping without your fishing pole. The fresher the trout, the better the flavor.

Sharkey's Barbequed Trout

Rating: 4 stars
Delicious rainbow trout is marinated in a tangy sauce with rosemary, then barbequed on the grill.

Inspiration and Ideas

Coaled and Tinned Trout
Rating: Unrated
Up here in Wyoming, I do a lot of fishing. I prefer my trout fried, but at a barbeque, this is the best.
California Jalapeno Trout
Rating: Unrated
Easy on the budget, waistline, and tastebuds! This recipe is for trout, but can be used on just about any fish.

Mountain Trout

Rating: 4.64 stars

I use this recipe all the time in the kitchen and the outdoors for fresh trout. To add some variation, substitute the lemon with a an orange and add 3 to 4 fresh pieces of asparagus lengthwise and some sliced onion in the cavity; top with a couple slices of bacon. Hope you enjoy it!