Baked Rainbow Trout Recipe

baked rainbow trout fish recipe

Baking a trout in foil is perfect because you can keep all the moisture in the fish. This is a very basic recipe that can be adapted with different spices and herbs.

baked rainbow trout fish recipe
delicious baked rainbow trout.great fish recipe


  • 1 cleaned rainbow trout of 1 to 2 lb’s in weight
  • 2 oz Butter
  • slices of lemon or orange
  • herbs of your choice (parsley, chives, oregano, basil)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of white wine.


    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (360 degrees Fahrenheit).
    2. Line a baking tray with a sheet of aluminium foil and place the trout on top. I like to make some diagonal cuts in the fish flesh to encourage the flavours to be absorbed. Make a few diagonal cuts in the trout skin to help the flavours penetrate and then season inside and out with the other ingredients.
    3. Fold the foil over the fish to make a parcel. Try and fold the edges over to create a seal to retain the juices.
    4. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes (based upon normal trout fillets). The fish should be flaky, moist and no longer translucent. If cooking a whole trout (as in the image above), the fish will need to be in the oven for 35 minutes per lb.

This recipe works perfectly with sea bass as well.