Trout Recipes

Baked trout. Grilled trout. Pan-fried trout. Find the very best trout recipes for any preparation.

Staff Picks

Pecan-Crusted Trout

Rating: 4.7 stars
Freshwater trout coated in a delicious crunchy pecan coating. Serve this with a savory brandy or lemon-butter sauce.

Pan Fried Whole Trout

Rating: 4.33 stars
There couldn't be a better way to prepare freshly caught wild brook trout. Serve with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed Swiss chard.

Poor Man's Beer Batter Fish

Rating: 4.18 stars
This is a SUPER EASY AND FAST not to mention CHEAP and NO MESS way to make a beer batter for your fresh fish while camping. Using only beer, your freshly caught fish, some oil for your skillet, and shake and pour buttermilk pancake mix containers found in your local supermarket. Great for camping!

Oven Roasted Trout with Lemon Dill Stuffing

Rating: 4.65 stars
Nothing beats fresh fish, especially when it is filled with a fresh dill and lemon bread stuffing. The fresh flavors of this dish will leave your mouth begging for more.

Fish in Foil

Rating: 4.39 stars
The 'no smell' fish recipe that is the ONLY one I make for my family (I hate fish, they LOVE it!). Take foil packets to table for service, and keep them around for the discarding of bones and skin. Then when dinner's done, haul those babies to the outside trash.

Baked Fresh Rainbow Trout

Rating: 4.58 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.

Whole Grilled Trout

Rating: 4.74 stars
Whole trout stuffed with herbs and flavorings, then grilled directly on grates, produces flavorful, flaky, tender fish with tasty crispy skin.

Blackened Fish

Rating: 4.59 stars
This recipe calls for trout, but catfish or red snapper would be equally good. Be sure to have a well-ventilated kitchen!

How to Cook Trout

Rating: 4.87 stars
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.

Steelhead Trout Bake with Dijon Mustard

Rating: 4.71 stars
This is really yummy - not overpoweringly mustardy! And, after all, any recipe that begins with white wine has to be good! It's not oily or buttery or anything. I've made it with salmon, and it's equally tasty.

Ashlei's Smoked Trout Dip

Rating: 4.67 stars
I always have the trout dip at one of my favorite restaurants. I have finally figured out the recipe (or at least my delicious version.) Serve with crusty baguette chips, pita chips, bagel chips, etc.

Foil Barbecued Trout with Wine

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

Inspiration and Ideas

Baked Fresh Rainbow Trout

"I'd never cooked trout before, but it was really easy and results were terrific! Even the 5-year-olds (freaked out by the WHOLE fish) ate their fill!" – GammaCarla

Speckled Trout in Capers and White Wine

Rating: Unrated
Speckled trout baked in a white wine-capers sauce. This recipe will work with trout, grouper, or any solid white fish. So easy and delicious. Serve with corn, mixed vegetables, or glazed carrots and broccoli.

Spicy Grilled Trout

Rating: 4.33 stars

A tasty grilled trout with a nice kick with each bite.