So you landed a keeper! The trout is in the net and you're dreaming of what to do with it when you get it home.
There are many ways to cook trout, but our favorite ways are baking, grilling, and pan-frying.
Baked trout is super simple and a healthy way to cook this fish. To do it, preheat your oven to 400° F. Pat the fish dry with paper towels and season with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices. Place the trout on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through. Not sure how to tell? There's no shame in cutting a piece in half to check, but if you want to keep the fillet intact we like to press down lightly. If the fish feels firm and the flakes start to separate, it's perfect!
Grilling trout is a great way to add flavor to this fish. To grill trout, preheat your grill to medium-high heat and season the fish with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices. Place the trout on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through.
Pan-frying trout is a quick and easy method. To pan-fry trout, heat some oil in a skillet over medium heat and season the fish with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices. Place the trout in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through.
No matter how you choose to cook trout, be sure to serve it with a side of vegetables or rice to make a complete meal.
Need something a little more specific? Here is a simple recipe for baked trout:
* 2 trout fillets, skin on
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
* 1 lemon, sliced (if desired)
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Place trout fillets on a baking sheet.
3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
4. Top with lemon slices (if using) and parsley.
5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until fish is cooked through.
6. Serve immediately.