Easy and Delicious Trout Recipes
Trout has a mild flavor and a tender, flaky texture that makes it surprisingly versatile. Whether you tuck it into tacos, toss it with a salad or bread it and fry it for a weeknight dinner, it’s guaranteed to become a family favorite.
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We love a good, crispy crust on fried fish — and trout is no exception. This recipe uses oats instead of breadcrumbs (for extra crunch) and ups the flavor by frying in a combination of olive oil and bacon fat.
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Smoked Trout Frittata
Instead of cooking trout fillets yourself, consider buying already-smoked ones. They’re wonderfully flavorful and ready to use in recipes — like this brunch-worthy goat cheese frittata.
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Grilled Trout Almondine with Radicchio and Orange-Almond Vinaigrette
Trout grills up quickly (it only needs about 3 minutes per side) which leaves you plenty of time to fix up something to serve alongside. Bobby keeps it simple by grilling some radicchio and dressing everything with a sweet-and-tangy orange vinaigrette.
West Virginia Trout Tacos
We’ll take tacos any night of the week — especially when bourbon slaw is involved! Katie cuts the trout into strips and coats each piece with cornmeal before frying, to give the fish the perfect lightly crisp texture.
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Roasted Trout with Arugula Salad
It doesn’t get quicker (or healthier) than a dinner of fish and salad. This one comes together in just 25 minutes and delivers a whopping 44 grams of protein per serving.
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Breakfast Burrito with Smoked Trout
You’ve got to love burritos. They’re so versatile. You can add almost anything to them — like savory smoked trout. This one includes the creamiest-ever scrambled eggs and some fresh chives too, for a protein-packed wrap that’s sure to become one of your favorite breakfasts.
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Broiled Trout with Brown Butter New Orleans Sauce
Keep it simple (but delicious!). Broil trout fillets and serve with a creamy, slightly spicy mushroom sauce. This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight, but impressive enough to serve dinner guests.
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Smoked Trout and Grapefruit Salad
The perfect complement to smoky trout? Tangy grapefruit. We double-down on the flavor by incorporating juice and zest into our dressing — and topping the salad with bright pink segments of citrus.
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Soba Noodle Bowl with Smoked Trout
Upgrade your chicken noodle soup to a bowl of soba and trout! Your taste buds will be tingling with all sorts of flavors — from the garlic and ginger in the broth to the scallion and chile pepper on top.
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Smoked Trout Canapes with Creme Fraiche and Herb Sauce for Two
Move over avocado toast, there’s a new brunch special in town — and it includes smoked trout and creme fraiche. Rachael uses pumpernickel bread as a base, but you can feel free to substitute whatever you have on hand.
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Five-Spice Trout with Carrot Salad
Sweet, smoky and deeply savory — this simple, healthy dinner has it all!
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