Easy 20 Minute Oven Baked Trout

Tips on how to prepare dinner trout within the oven. This oven baked trout is unimaginable simple to make. The baked fish is tender, juicy, and flavorful because of lemon and herbs. Jump to the Easy Oven Baked Trout Recipe

20 Minute Oven Baked Trout Recipe

Tips on how to Make The Greatest Baked Complete Trout

Trout is one in all my favourite fishes to prepare dinner at dwelling. It cooks shortly, is straightforward to season, and the fish tastes candy and is tender. You should buy trout as complete fish which have been gutted and cleaned (like in our photographs) or as fillets. For this recipe, we’re utilizing complete trout.

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Baking complete trout within the oven is genius — particularly if you do it in foil packets. (Parchment paper can be utilized as an alternative of aluminum foil to make the cooking packet) With our simple trout recipe, dinner might be on the desk in 20 minutes. You’ll be able to’t beat that.

After sharing this recipe with pals, some had been a bit overwhelmed with cooking complete trout (with the pores and skin, tail, and generally head nonetheless hooked up). Should you’re considering that, too, cease. I promise it’s all going to be okay 🙂

With regards to purchasing for trout, it’s simple to seek out trout that’s already cleaned and butterflied. By butterflied I imply that the fish is opened up down the center, however nonetheless has the halves hooked up.

Shopping for the trout butterflied permits us so as to add just a few contemporary elements to the center. In our stuffed trout recipe beneath, we add lemon slices and plenty of contemporary herbs to the center. It’s also possible to add thinly sliced garlic, onion, or greens (like spinach). Since we’re including a lot taste to the packets, there isn’t a lot want for a marinade or extra seasonings.

To make the packets, we use heavy obligation foil. Parchment paper works, too.

How Lengthy Does It Take To Bake Trout within the Oven?

The bake time will depend on how giant your fish is. In our recipe beneath, we name for small to medium rainbow trout and discover that they take between 10 and quarter-hour in our kitchen. If in case you have additional giant fish or a steelhead trout, the bake time might be longer. Use our suggestions for checking for doneness as a information.

By the way in which, you could possibly put the trout packets on a grill as an alternative. I’ve shared a observe for temperature and prepare dinner time within the recipe beneath.

How To Fillet Cooked Trout

Within the video above, we present you tips on how to fillet your trout as soon as it has completed baking. It’s very easy — and I feel, a lot simpler than when the fish is uncooked.

It’s a easy course of. I exploit a spoon and butter knife to do it. Listed below are the fundamental steps I comply with. I extremely advocate watching the video:

  1. Draw back all of the fins. For the reason that fish is cooked, they arrive away simply.
  2. Press the knife into the smooth flesh simply earlier than the top and minimize as much as the bone. Repeat this with the smooth flesh simply earlier than the tail.
  3. Use the knife to comply with the road down the center of the trout (this follows the backbone). Simply minimize as much as the bone.
  4. Following the road you simply made down the backbone, use a spoon to fastidiously pull/push the highest and backside fillet away from the bones.
  5. Pull the tail up and away the fish. By doing this the backbone and bones will come away with it.
  6. Clear all of the fillets of small bones and switch to a plate for serving.

Recipe up to date, initially posted October 2009. Since posting this in 2009, we’ve tweaked the recipe to be extra clear. – Adam and Joanne

Simple 20 Minute Oven Baked Trout

  • PREP 5mins
  • COOK 15mins
  • TOTAL 20mins

Baking rainbow trout in foil packets helps the fish prepare dinner completely. Whereas they bake, juices kind on the backside of the packet. That is scrumptious when spooned over the cooked trout when serving. Different elements to contemplate including to the center of the fish are thinly sliced garlic, onion, or greens (like spinach). If in case you have giant fish or have steelhead trout (often a lot bigger than rainbow trout), you possibly can nonetheless use our technique, however the bake time might be longer.

Makes 2 Servings

Watch Us Make the Recipe

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You Will Want

Olive oil

2 small rainbow trout, cleaned and butterflied (opened up with the halves nonetheless hooked up), about 1 pound

1 lemon, sliced

4 contemporary parsley or dill sprigs

Salt and freshly floor black pepper


  • Put together Trout
  • Warmth the oven to 400 levels F. Reduce two sheets of heavy obligation aluminum foil which can be bigger than your fish.

    Place trout, pores and skin aspect down, on every bit of foil. Flippantly oil either side with oil. Season either side, in and out, with salt and pepper.

    Place two parsley (or dill) sprigs and two lemon slices down the center of every fish.

    Fold up the foil by grabbing on the edges and crimping collectively to make a packet.

    • Bake Trout
    • Place packets of fish onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to fifteen minutes, checking one packet after 10 minutes. The flesh ought to pull aside simply with a fork.

      Place every packet on a plate. Fastidiously open the foil packets — take care to not let the steam burn you. Slide the fish away from the packet and onto the plate and pour juices over it. Serve with extra contemporary herbs and lemon slices.

Adam and Joanne’s Suggestions

  • Should you shouldn’t have heavy obligation foil, use two sheets of standard foil to make every packet.
  • Parchment paper can be utilized as an alternative of aluminum foil to make the cooking packet.
  • Tips on how to Make Grilled Trout: Comply with the instructions within the recipe above to make every packet. Warmth grill to medium-high warmth. Place the packets over oblique warmth. Grill 10 to fifteen minutes, or till cooked by.
  • Diet details: The vitamin details supplied beneath are estimates. Now we have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

Should you make this recipe, snap a photograph and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We like to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Discover us: @inspiredtaste

Diet Per Serving: Energy 285 / Protein 32 g / Carbohydrate 1 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Complete Sugars 0 g / Complete Fats 16 g / Saturated Fats 4 g / Ldl cholesterol 87 g

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher


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