grilled lake trout

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.  It 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
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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.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 6 oz fillet Calories: 378 Fat: 18 Carbohydrates: 0 Fiber: 0 Protein: 42


  1. Mo says

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

  2. says

    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. Emily says

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

  4. says

    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! :)

  5. says

    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.

  6. Emily says

    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. says

    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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