Baked Fresh Rainbow Trout

Baked Fresh Rainbow Trout - All Recipes

Fish is a great way to get your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Today I’m going to teach you how to make baked rainbow trout with lemon and butter that will be sure to impress even the pickiest eater.
Today’s recipe is for baked fresh rainbow trout served with lemon and butter, along with some delicious roasted vegetables. This meal is simple enough for busy weeknights yet impressive enough for dinner parties! Rainbow trout has a light flavor similar to salmon but without the fishy smell or taste, making it perfect if you are introducing seafood into your diet (or back into it) for the first time. The combination of crispy skin on top of flavorful vegetables makes this dish an instant family favorite – my son who doesn’t

prep: 10 mins cook: 20 mins total: 30 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings


¼ teaspoon dried thyme

2 whole rainbow trout, gutted and cleaned, heads and tails still on

2 teaspoons olive oil, or to taste

2 tablespoons hot water

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

½ large onion, sliced

¼ teaspoon dried dill weed

2 thin slices lemon (Optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with about 1 teaspoon olive oil.

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 373 calories; protein 54.2g; carbohydrates 1.5g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 162.5mg; sodium 158.6mg.

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