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How to Cook Trout

This trout recipe is so simple, it doesn't even have a name. I just call it Trout. This is such an easy weeknight seafood dinner. It's a really nice way to cook fish, especially if you're new at cooking it.


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 (8 ounce) whole trout, butterflied and deboned

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1.Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat until butter smells toasted and is golden brown, about 1 minute. Turn off heat.

2.Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil. Place trout onto foil; open trout so skin sides are down. Drizzle each trout with about 1/2 teaspoon melted butter. Generously season with salt and black pepper.

3.Move an oven rack to 5 or 6 inches below the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler on high heat.

4.Broil trout until opaque and barely firm to the touch, 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from oven

5.Return pan of remaining melted butter over high heat; stir in lemon juice and parsley. Bring butter sauce to a boil; whisk to combine.

6.Serve trout on plates and drizzle with butter sauce.