Quick & Delicious Trout Recipes

12 Ways to Prepare Steelhead Trout

 

In addition to pacific salmon and fresh local halibut, another favourite fish the Van Isle Marina team loves to eat is steelhead trout. Like other types of fish, steelhead trout is quick and easy to prepare a number of ways, whether that be baking, steaming, grilling, barbequing, pan-frying, smoking or canning.

Here are our top recommended ways to enjoy steelhead trout – a popular type of trout that is plentiful around Vancouver Island and closely resembles salmon in its taste, texture, and colour. Use freshly caught or previously frozen steelhead trout for any of the recipes below.

1. Garlic Butter Steelhead Trout in Foil

With classic pantry staples, this recipe is about as standard as it gets when preparing baked fish. You’ll appreciate the easy cleanup with this recipe, due to the foil, which also leads to an incredibly moist and flaky baked trout entrée.

Garlic Butter Steelhead Trout in Foil Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound steelhead trout fillet, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, minced (optional)
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at Kitchen Swagger.

2. Trout with Garlic Lemon Butter Herb Sauce

This recipe takes a classic grilled fish recipe and gives it a little oomph with the Italian seasoning and white wine. It’s so easy and so healthy, making it a recipe worth memorizing.

  • 5 pounds trout with skin on the bottomTROUT WITH GARLIC LEMON BUTTER HERB SAUCE
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at Julia’s Album.

3. Maple Balsamic Trout

This recipe always leads to tasty trout, no matter how much you customize it. Try substituting limes for lemons, or honey for maple syrup. For saltier flavour rather than tangy, try using soy sauce instead of vinegar. Simply stick to the ingredient amounts noted and you’ll end up with a flaky and moist baked trout dish.

  • MAPLE BALSAMIC RAINBOW TROUT5 lbs trout fillets
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sriracha
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at Two Kooks in the Kitchen.

4. Barbequed Steelhead Trout

If there’s a BBQ on your yacht, there is no excuse not to try out this tasty trout dish at least once per season! The trick to this one is using a high-quality BBQ sauce – one that isn’t too sweet or too sour but is “just right”.

  • 2 pounds steelhead trout filletsBarbequed Steelhead Trout Recipe
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce

Get the full recipe at All Recipes.

5. Dijon-Style Trout Fillets

Mustard plays a surprising role in this simple trout recipe.

  • 2 trout filletsDijon Style Trout Fillets
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • Garlic gloves
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at SOS Cuisine.

6. Spicy Garlic Grilled Trout

This simple recipe packs a lot of punch with the red pepper flakes, which balance nicely with the brown sugar. You can control your spice level to suit everyone at the table and have everything ready to go in just 30 minutes.

  • Trout filletsSpicy Chili Garlic Grilled Trout
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at Bake Eat Repeat.

7. Smoked Steelhead Trout

This dry brine recipe from a humble, self-taught chef named Steve is just the answer if you’re looking for a sweet treat. Prepare this smoked trout recipe using a Bradley electric smoker and apple or alder wood. While a smoked fish recipe doesn’t quite fit our post’s theme of ‘quick’, it’s certainly delicious and sure to be quickly devoured.

  • 2 pounds of steelhead trout filletsSmoked Steelhead Trout
  • 6 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper

Get the full recipe at The Black Peppercorn.

8. Trout Cakes

Try this easy, classic fish cake recipe when you have lots of trout you’re trying to use up and want to keep things varied and interesting. These cakes are good hot or cold and are a great grab and go snack for a day on the beach. Play around with different herbs and dipping sauces to truly make these trout cakes pop.

  • 1 pound trout meatTrout Cakes Recipe
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup tarragon or dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil, for frying

Get Hank Shaw’s full recipe at Honest-Food.net.

9. Trout with Olives and Brown Butter

Whip up this Mediterranean-inspired dish from Martha Stewart in under 30 minutes. The olives, capers, and lemons add a lot of zip to the fish.

Trout with Olives and Brown Butter

You’ll need:

  • 8 trout fillets, skin on (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, quartered and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons slivered pitted olives
  • 1 tablespoon small capers
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at Martha Stewart.

10. Umbrian Fish Soup with Trout

This versatile bouillabaisse-like stew/soup is inspired by Umbria – a region of central Italy. It is a nice break from rich creamy chowders if you’re looking for a light fish soup. It’s quick, delicious, and can be customized to your liking. Try adding spinach and more than one type of seafood, such as shrimp or a can of clams with the juice.

Umbrian Fish Soup recipe

You’ll need:

  • 2 lbs trout fillets
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water

Get the full recipe at Epicurious.

11.  Barbequed Trout with Warm Pineapple Salad

This recipe is a healthy standby that comes with the added bonus of a side dish prepared right alongside the trout. Make it as mild or as spicy as you want. The jalapenos, ginger, and lime all complement the pineapple well.

You’ll need:

Barbecued trout with warm pineapple salad

  • Skin-on trout fillets
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Get the full recipe at Chatelaine.

12. Whole Grilled Trout

Impress your guests with this fancy-looking dish. Due to its typically smaller size, trout is a popular fish to serve whole. Plus, grilling a whole fish – skin and bones and all – enhances its flavour, so very little extra input is added to this grilling process.

You’ll need:

Cooking Whole Fish And Grilled Trout Recipe

  • Two 3/4 lb whole trout
  • Butter or coconut oil
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch dill
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 lemons, one sliced and the other halved
  • Salt & Pepper

Get the full recipe at Paleo Leap.

Read More: See our Quick & Delicious Salmon Recipes. Trout could easily be substituted in these salmon dinner suggestions.

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