Trout is a very underrated fish. Did you know that trout belong to the same family as salmon? And that both are classified as an oily fish? Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, trout, and sardines are high in essential omega-3 fatty acids.
The reddish-pink flesh is firm and forgiving to multiple cooking methods — everything from grilling to roasting to soups — trout is as versatile as it is delicious.
It has been a long, cold Canadian winter and my freezer is now empty of fish, but finally, the start of trout fishing season is here. Next week I get away to one of the most magical fishing spots in Ontario, a backcountry network of lakes teeming with trout.
As I eagerly anticipate the start of the fishing season, here is a collection of my My 10 Favourite Summer Trout Recipes from a few talented food bloggers to get you inspired in the kitchen.
A simple and delicious spring one sheet pan dinner. Aromatic and delicate whole roasted trout with young potatoes and asparagus. Seasoned with garlic, thyme, lemon zest and served with thyme-garlic yogurt dip.
Whole trout stuffed with roasted garlic and lemon-lime citrus flavours. Dill rounds out the flavours and compliments trout to perfection. I love keeping the trout whole like this.
Chorizo is a perfect addition to many seafood dishes. Trout has a mild flavour so it can really handle the strong flavours of chorizo. The tangy vinaigrette lifts the whole dish.
Call it what you will, potato frittata, Spanish omelette, tortilla española or even tortilla de patatas you still have a great base for the most simple and frugal of meals, this one uses smoked trout and capers to push it over the edge!
Everyone needs an easy and quick yet elegant spread in their back pocket. Whether it’s New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day dinner, Mother’s Day brunch or just a leisurely Saturday night at home, sometimes you want a comforting appetizer that feels more upscale from a typical casual dip. For those times, this herbed smoked trout spread tastes fancy, but it’s a breeze to make.
Trout Almondine is a French dish of lightly pan-fried trout with a sauce made from sliced almonds, butter, lemon juice, and parsley. This fancy dinner is ready in only 25 minutes.
Ukha Fish Head Soup (Уха) is a rustic Russian soup that has been eaten for hundreds of years. Traditionally fishermen cook this outdoors in a pot, over an open fire. In the summer, we would go trout fishing and make this soup while camping.
Easy Smoked Trout Fillet and Wine Pairing from Vindulge
For his delicious smoked trout fillet, brining is not necessary to achieve delicious, flavorful, and tender meat. This also allows for a much quicker meal to come to the table!
An easy recipe for baked ocean trout fillets. Making the most of seasonal blood oranges for a ruby red marinade. Super moist and tasty!
A honey mustard trout recipe with quinoa, roasted vegetables and feta is a delicious and easy to make. Perfect for a weekend lunch, lighter dinner or make-ahead meal prep.