Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout cooked and topped with parsley on a plate

Have you ever tried fresh rainbow trout?  You won’t believe how easy it is to prepare!

Fresh Rainbow Trout – Southern Recipe

Picture of Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout Ingredients, Trout, Lemon, Butter, Parsley

Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout Ingredients

I have cooked many different varieties of fresh fish over the years, but my when my husband suggested that we get some fresh rainbow trout and cook it for dinner I realized that I had never fixed trout.  He had been ordering it at a local restaurant and it had become one of his favorites so I decided to try it out.  We bought 1/2 pound since it was just the two of us and this was my first recipe for preparing trout.  A local grocery store carries a wide variety of fresh fish, and they will fillet it for you.  They had already filleted these so I just picked it out of the case.  It was the two pieces attached at the top and bottom, so I had to slice it maybe an inch on each end before preparing.  The skin was on one side.

How to Make Fresh Rainbow Trout

I put about 3 tablespoons of melted butter  in a frying pan.  After rinsing the fish, and patting it dry I left it on a plate to rest while I sliced a lemon.

Picture of Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout in Frying Pan Sizzling

Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout in Frying Pan

I turned the frying pan to medium high heat until the butter heated up.  Next I placed the fish in the pan with the skin side down. I squeezed about half of the lemon over both fillets, then sprinkled with salt.  I let them sizzle for about 5 minutes.  You can tell when they are getting done because they turn whiter and the texture changes from raw looking to a moist but firm texture.  After five minutes, I flipped each piece over and let it cook about 2 more minutes.  I flipped it one more time before putting it on our plates so it would be right side up.  It smelled wonderful cooking, and when we tasted it – oh my it was delicious! It was a very light, clean tasting dish. How could I have not been fixing this all along?  I am sure that we will have many more easy fish dinners in the future.  I hope you enjoy it, too!

Picture of Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout on a Plate with Parsley on Top

Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout

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Pan Seared Fresh Rainbow Trout

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Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 7 minuntes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fresh trout fillets
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • salt
  • lemon

Instructions

1

Rinse fish and pat dry. Place on a plate to rest.

2

Slice lemon.

3

Place 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet and heat on medium high heat.

4

When butter sizzles place fish fillets, skin side down, in frying pan.

5

Add juice of 1/2 lemon directly to fillets and a sprinkle fish with salt. Cook 5 minutes.

6

Turn fish with a spatula and cook 2 minutes.

7

Turn fish so that skin side is down once again. Remove and place on serving plate.

8

Top with optional parsley, if desired.

9

Enjoy!

Notes

Extremely quick and easy to prepare and cook. Fish should look opaque/white as it gets done. The seasoning in this recipe is very mild but delicious. Feel free to experiment adding other spices instead of the salt.

 

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3 Comments

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    Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    07/12/2017 at 9:41 pm

    Love quick and easy recipes! This one looks delicious! 🙂

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    Anonymous
    07/10/2017 at 7:14 am

    Looks very easy! I will try this soon.

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