1. Grilled Trout with Lemon and Butter: This classic dish is made by butterflying a trout, coating it in lemon juice and melted butter, then grilling it until golden brown and cooked through. A great side to serve with this is grilled asparagus or potatoes.
2. Trout with Garlic and Herbs: Start by butterflying a trout, then stuffing it with a mix of herbs such as rosemary, oregano and thyme. Place the trout in an oven-safe dish and sprinkle generously with garlic cloves before drizzling olive oil over top. Bake until golden brown and cooked through.
3. Trout En Papillote: A classic French dish that translates to “in paper”. Place a trout fillet on parchment paper with sliced lemons, fresh herbs, and butter. Fold the paper up over the trout, sealing it completely to create a pocket of steam in the oven as the trout cooks.
4. Trout Cakes: These are a delicious twist on the classic crab cakes. Start by combining cooked, flaked trout with diced onion and bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce and your favorite herbs & spices. Form into patties and fry in a skillet until golden brown. Serve warm with tartar sauce or aioli.
5. Trout with Almonds and Mushrooms: Start by sautéing mushrooms in butter until softened, then add in sliced almonds and seasonings of your choice. Place a trout fillet on top of the mushroom mixture and bake until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with a side of rice or roasted vegetables.