Living in the land of 10,000 lakes, we should probably be a little more familiar with trout. In fact, we should probably be out at one of those lakes catching our own trout. But can you really imagine the Taster and I fishing? (Hmmm, I’d probably have my laptop, or at least the tablet so that I can stumble….he’d want music and sports) All nature isn’t lost on us, we love taking hikes in states other than Minnesota and of course walks along the Mississippi. Today we are actually “up North” and have hopefully hiked at least once by now. We also did spend some time on a lake, sans all forms of technology.

See, there’s proof! :)

Getting back to the trout, I was a little surprised by how much we enjoyed it! It is much meatier than I expected and reminded us a lot of salmon – in that good sort of satiating fat way. We simply seasoned it with olive oil, salt and pepper and grilled it. ┬áIt is local, pretty inexpensive for fish and easy to prepare so it’s safe to say we’ll be having it again soon. Have any good trout recipes or recommendations for us?


Grilled Lake Trout
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 2
  • 2 – 6 oz trout fillets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  1. Marinate fish with olive oil and seasonings for about a half hour or longer.
  2. Heat grill to medium heat.
  3. Use aluminum foil or grill pan.
  4. Cook about 4-5 minutes and flip over.
  5. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes, until fish flakes.
Serving size: 1 6 oz fillet Calories: 378 Fat: 18 Carbohydrates: 0 Fiber: 0 Protein: 42 Cholestrol: 120

17 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mo
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    That looks delicious. Can you believe I’ve never had Lake Trout? (And my dad is a MN fisherman through and through.)


    • Emily
      Jun 13, 2011 @ 9:43 am

      Uh oh, you better try it! Can you get it in AZ?


  2. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    My dad loves to fish, so growing up we’d have lake fish all the time. I love it! Usually my dad would broil it after rubbing it with oil and topping with his favorite: Lowry’s seasoning :)


  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    I love trout!! This looks amazing!

    I also LOVE the new look of your site! So pretty :)


  4. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    It does remind me of salmon. Now I must try it to taste the difference!


  5. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    1. Fish looks awesome!
    2. Storyboard also looks awesome! :)
    3. Love the print option with your recipe! Is that new?? That’s on my “list of blog updates” for this summer.


    • Emily
      Jun 13, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

      Thanks! :) I’m loving the storyboard.
      The recipe thing is a plugin – easy recipe – super easy to add and use!


  6. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    What’s wrong with hiking in Minnesota? ;)


    • Emily
      Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

      Ummm, I guess I just haven’t found the right place?! :)


      • catherine (FOOD SNOB)
        Jun 15, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

        Two words: NORTH SHORE.

        (Dude, there’s a co-op in Grand Marais! You must eat at the Angry Trout!)


        • Emily
          Jun 15, 2011 @ 4:37 pm

          I know! I have been wanting to go up there, I just rarely have free weekends…and when I do…I kind of want to just hang out, you know? North Shore is definitely on my list though, I hear it is GORGEOUS!
          I think I was spoiled growing up a mile away from Devil’s Lake State Park that has awesome hikes. :)


  7. Erika @ Dr.TriRunner
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    Mmmm! Trout is one fish we *DONT* have at the restaurant… but it’s so good!!


  8. Cait's Plate
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had trout – but it looks SO good. I keep wanting to try more fish (I pretty much stick to salmon, salmon, salmon) so perhaps I’ll venture out with this recipe and add trout to the rotation! :)


  9. Dan
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    Love those toes


  10. McKayla @ Green Groats
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Great fish pics! Love how simple fish recipes can taste so flavorful! I don’t eat much trout, but I do enjoy it! I live on the coast, so the haddock is cheapest where I’m from.


  11. Katie@Real Food Katie's Way
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    Great photos!!! It looks delicious!!

    Sometimes it’s so refreshing to be outside without any technological distractions…In today’s day in age that is a rarity!


  12. EA-The Spicy RD
    Jun 16, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    I haven’t eaten trout I awhile, but when I do I always enjoy it! Your recipe looks easy and delicious. I love it with almonds too! The one summer I was in Minnesota, I had Walleye which I really enjoyed!


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