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Recipe: Grilled Lemon Herb Trout

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Grilled Lemon Herb Trout

Recipe: Grilled Lemon Herb Trout

Trout is a popular catch among anglers, known for its delicate flavor and firm texture. This simple and flavorful grilled trout recipe is perfect for enjoying your fresh catch in a delicious way. The combination of lemon and herbs enhances the natural taste of the fish.


  • 2 whole trout, gutted and cleaned

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced

  • Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, or dill)

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prep the Trout:

  • Rinse the trout under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.

  • Using a sharp knife, make a few diagonal cuts on each side of the trout. This helps the flavors penetrate and ensures even cooking.

  1. Season the Trout:

  • Drizzle olive oil over both sides of the trout. This helps prevent sticking and adds moisture.

  • Season the inside and outside of the trout with salt and pepper.

  • Stuff the cavity of each trout with a few lemon slices and a sprig of your chosen fresh herb.

  1. Preheat the Grill:

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If using a charcoal grill, make sure the coals are evenly spread.

  1. Grill the Trout:

  • Place the trout on the grill grates, diagonal cuts facing out. This helps prevent sticking and makes flipping easier.

  • Grill the trout for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the flesh is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.

  • While grilling, you can brush the trout with a bit of olive oil to keep it moist.

  1. Serve:

  • Carefully remove the grilled trout from the grill using a spatula or grill tongs.

  • Serve the trout on a platter, garnished with extra lemon slices and fresh herbs.

  • Squeeze additional lemon juice over the trout just before serving for an extra burst of flavor.


  • If you prefer, you can wrap the trout in aluminum foil before grilling to keep it moist and prevent direct contact with the grill grates.

  • Experiment with different herbs and seasonings to create your own unique flavor profile.

  • Serve the grilled trout with a side of rice, grilled vegetables, or a fresh salad.

This grilled lemon herb trout recipe is not only delicious but also showcases the flavors of your fishing success. Whether you've caught rainbow trout, brown trout, or another variety, this recipe can be adapted to suit your catch. Enjoy your meal and the satisfaction of preparing a dish from your own fishing adventure!

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