Oven Baked Trout

Oven Baked Trout

Sometimes the most flavorful dishes are the easiest.  Oven Baked Trout is definitely one of them.  Over the weekend Adam and I were craving seafood (quite a common occurrence for Adam), so we went into our local grocery store and took a look at what the seafood counter had to offer.  Of course Adam immediately spots the lobster, large scallops and Chilean sea bass, but knowing that our paycheck had already been widdled away after our mortgage payment, bills, gas, etc… we knew we had to look for something else.  I noticed some really fresh looking trout that had already been cleaned (a major plus) and decided to get two nicely sized fish, it cost under $6.00.

To roast the fish, it is so simple.  Make sure the fish is cleaned and butterflied, you can even ask the person behind the seafood counter to do this for you, but if you feel adventurous (we didn’t) you can follow one of the many How-To articles online, just type in “how to clean a trout” in the search box of your favorite search engine and you will find tons of advice.  Then, rub the fish inside and out with some olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper, add some slices of lemon and a few sprigs of parsley, wrap the fish in aluminum foil and bake in the oven.

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Oven Baked Trout
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You Will Need
  • 2 cleaned and butterflied trout (head removed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced
4 sprigs of parsley
salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Rub the cleaned and butterflied trout with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper both inside and outside of the fish.
  3. Place a few slices of lemon and 2 sprigs of parsley in the middle of each trout, then seperatly wrap each trout with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the fish are cooked.

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11 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Clarence April 22, 2016, 12:36 am

    This was my first time making trout & this reciepe was simple but amazing. The trout came out so good.
    Thank you!

  • Sandy Madar December 8, 2015, 5:28 pm

    Fantastic recipe and yet so simple. The trout was so delicious. This recipe is a real keeper. Thanks!

    • Blah May 4, 2016, 6:34 pm

      I season/stuffing it outside and inside. Wrap tightly in heavy duty foil. 1′ is about 10-15 minutes on each side. Start with folded foil side down first and then flip. Cook longer if necessary. If your worried about the driping of fish oil/butter/etc., put a pan or foil or something underneath the foiled fish to catch the drippings.

  • Dustin E. September 1, 2015, 4:46 pm

    Hey awesome ideas! Nice to see a nice recipe for people also on a budget! Thanks again

  • Deanna July 22, 2015, 3:16 am

    What perfect timing. A new fish store opened in our area and we stopped in to see what they have. He showed us some fresh trout. He cleaned it (inside and out) and butterflied it for us. I had no idea what to do with them. Found your recipe and walla…..they are now in he oven with 13 minutes to go. Can’t wait to taste it.

    Looks great! Real gourmet and so simple to make.

    Thanks so much.

    I added a sprinkling of dill in and out of the fish.

  • chessie roberts May 18, 2014, 4:30 pm

    I did this recipe tonight. And it was amazing. My husband and my brother in law caught 16 fish so we had a full belly. Very good recipe. Thank you very much.

    • Joanne May 19, 2014, 10:46 am

      You are so lucky to have actually caught the fish yourself! We’re thrilled the recipe helped out 🙂

    • Ute June 7, 2014, 6:00 pm

      Had all ingredients at home; tastes delicious.

  • Michelle February 6, 2014, 2:27 pm

    My boyfriend fishes all the time. We have a freezer full of trout. Of course it is cleaned but he did not bother to cut the fillets out. This is how he usually cooks it too. It is very good but the beauty is you can also add a lot of other seasonings to it. Found one today where they suggested bay leaves and another where it was stuffed inside with onions and carrots and garlic. Think if you keep it fresh, the flavors on the brighter side, the better off you are. Hope you will try more Trout. Thanks for the recipe, I printed for my book since he never wrote his down. Now you get the credit. LOL

  • Evan March 4, 2011, 5:42 am

    Love the baked trout reciepe!

  • Ryan O October 10, 2009, 11:05 am

    Adam and Joanne,

    The trout sounds great, and surprisingly simple to make 🙂 Maybe one day I will try to make one of these recipes, but in the meantime, when are you making this for me!

    P.S. I am not surprised you didn’t want to clean the fish haha. That was a great tip though about asking the person behind the seafood counter to clean it for us.

    Looking forward to your next post !



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