Here at Fresh Fish Kitchen we consider the rainbow trout the king of all fish- and for good reason! Its thin fillets cook up quickly and offer a hefty dose of omega-3s, which help to keep your heart healthy. And to top it all off, it’s sustainably farmed in closed circuit, non-consumptive aquaculture raceways on Idaho’s Snake River. Here are 15 more ways to incorporate this fish into your recipe routine.
1. Cedar Plank Trout with Asian Guacamole: If you’ve been thinking about grilling your seafood on a cedar plank but haven’t yet, then here’s your opportunity! The smokiness from the wood complements the Latin-Asian fusion guacamole that will top your fish. The blogger behind Avocado a Day Nutrition calls rainbow trout “good mood food” because it is so dense in nutrients.
2. Rainbow Trout with Bacon & Mushroom Vinaigrette: There isn’t much to be said about bacon that hasn’t already been said. The veritable magic wand of the food world, bacon makes every recipe it touches instantly delicious. Alexe at Keys to the Cucina found inspiration for this recipe from a visit to Napa and through her family’s tradition of Italian cooking.
3. Rainbow Trout in Parchment: If you’re new to cooking fish, baking it “en papillote” or in parchment is a great method with which to start. The parchment paper traps in all of the juices and essentially steams the fish, which is very forgiving if you happen to overcook it. Check out NWAFoodie for more of her recipes.
4. Broiled Rainbow Trout with Hush Puppies: Enjoy the taste of the South with homemade hush puppies! The ingredient list might look long, but when your perfectly seasoned trout and authentic hush puppies are ready and waiting on your dinner table it will all be worth it.
5. Lemon Herb Baked Trout: This recipe works well with whole rainbow trout, as shown, or with a butterflied fillet if that is more appetizing to you. The fresh herb and lemon offer tons of flavor without adding any extra fat or breading. This dish is mom-approved by MomsDish resident blogger Natalya.
6. Pan-Fried Trout with Garlic, Lemon, & Parsley: This un-fussy recipe requires only a few ingredients to make a quick and flavorful dinner. The team behind Love and Olive Oil enjoy trout because “the filets are so thin that they take literally minutes to cook.”
7. Quick & Easy Paleo Asian-Style Rainbow Trout: If you’re looking for a culinary adventure, this dish meets all the criteria. Full of fun flavor combos like maple syrup and red chile pepper, your finished product will be something you’ve never tasted before. Primal Gourmet is full of fun, paleo recipes that are similarly inventive.
8. Rainbow Trout with Horseradish Yoghurt & Balsamic Beets: Developed by none other than the famed Jamie Oliver, this recipe is not for the faint of heart. For some, horseradish and beets are acquired tastes but we know Jamie Oliver would never do us wrong.
9. Chicken-Fried Trout with Green Tartar Sauce and Asian Slaw: You really can’t go wrong with chicken fried anything. Yes, the tartar sauce does call for 11 different ingredients, but it’s probably the best homemade tartar sauce you’ll ever have.
10. Lemon and Herb Grilled Trout Sandwiches: With fresh herbs and lemon, this isn’t your typical fish sandwich. Fire up the grill for a tangy and smoky dish that takes less than thirty minutes to prepare.
11. Trout Croquettes: Bite-sized food is always more fun, especially when it’s full of aromatic vegetables and fresh herbs. These croquettes, from The Taste of Oregon, are great on their own or on a sandwich!
12. Pan-Fried Trout with Creamy Crawfish Sauce: Forget surf ‘n turf and go with turf ‘n turf! Trout smothered in creamy crawfish sauce is perfect for those fish fry Fridays when you want your seafood covered in more seafood.
13. Cedar Planked Rainbow Trout Fillet: This detailed guide to grilling with a cedar plank covers all the bases for those who are new to this grilling technique! If you’re looking for a smoky flavor without having to smoke your trout, you’ll love this recipe packed with tons of flavor. My Wooden Spoons has crafted a recipe that’s new and exciting but uses ingredients you already have around like soy sauce, garlic, and lemon.
14. Trota all Milanese with a Fresh Arugula Side Salad: This panko crusted pan-fried trout is simple, just like authentic Italian cooking should be. A fresh arugula salad with a homemade dressing completes this light and exciting dish.
15. Trout Po’ Boy with Jalapeño Jicama Slaw: This po’ boy is everything a sandwich should be: crunchy, saucy, and super filling!