Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet

We'll bet you haven't tried trout as often as you eat salmon. Here's a recipe to get you started.

Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet
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This recipe is perfect when you only have about 30 minutes to prepare and cook your meal, especially since you can throw the vegetable of your choice on the same baking sheet as the trout.

Not a fan of asparagus? Consider green beans or a leafy vegetable like broccoli rabe or swiss chartd as an alternative—the possibilities are endless.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Fida at Sweet and Savoury Pursuits.

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Prep time

10 min.

Cook time

15 min.

  • 1 bunch of pencil thin asparagus, washed and tough ends trimmed
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds
  • 15 cherry or grap tomatoes, sliced in half, or 1 large tomato, chopped into large dice
  • 1 fresh rainbow trout fillet, approximately 300g
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A few sprigs of fresh herbs, such as thyme or oregano, or dry if fresh isn't available
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Start by washing and trimming the tough ends of the asparagus. Drizzle with about ½ tsp. of olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt and freshly ground pepper. Spread on the baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile wash and slice the tomatoes and zucchini, place in a bowl and toss with ½ tsp of olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper.

Zest enough of a lemon to get about ½ tsp. of zest.

Take the trout fillet and pat it dry with paper towels.

Drizzle with 1 tsp. of olive oil and sprinkle fish with salt, pepper, lemon zest, and dry herbs (if using dry instead of fresh), gently rub the seasonings on the flesh of the fish.

Remove the baking sheet from the oven, stir the asparagus and push them to the sides, place the fish in the middle and the tomatoes and zucchini around the fish. Top the fish with the lemon slices.

Return the baking sheet to the oven and cook for another 10 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.