Cooking trout. If you are a fan of seafood, you should definitely try cooking trout at home. Trout can be cooked in many ways, including grilling, baking,poaching, and pan-searing. The cooking time will depend on the size of the fish and the cooking method you choose.
Translation in French: truite.
How do I cook trout?
- Preparing trout
- Cooking trout in a pan
- Cooking trout in an oven
- Cooking trout in a pot (in water)
- Cooking trout on a grill
- Cooking trout fillets with an air fryer
What to pair trout with?
You can serve your trout with a lemon sauce. Trout pairs well with asparagus, green beans, French fries, carrots and roasted potatoes. It also goes well with white rice and quinoa. And of course, a glass of white wine is always a great accompaniment to trout.
Here’s how to prepare trout:
If you buy trout at the fishmonger’s or in the fish aisle at the supermarket, ask for the trout to be cleaned and gutted. If you caught a trout (lucky fisherman!), then it’ll be up to you to clean and gut it.
You should also ask yourself if you want to remove the skin or not. If you want to remove the skin, use a sharp knife to make a small incision at the tail end of the fish and gently pull the skin away from the flesh. You can also remove the head if you prefer.
You can also choose to stuff the fish with herbs or other aromatics. If so, make a small incision along the belly and fill the cavity with lemon slices, fresh herbs, or garlic.
Cooking trout in a pan
Cooking trout in a pan. After preparing your trout, dip your trout in flour (my tip : put flour in a plastic bag then place the trout in it : it will be coated without making a mess), then pan-sear it:
1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of oil (or butter if you prefer).
2. Place the trout in the skillet, skin-side down (if you kept the skin). Cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the flesh is cooked through.
Cooking trout in an oven
Cooking trout in an oven. Baking is another way of cooking trout that’s super easy.
1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
2. Place the trout in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip the trout in the dish and cook again for 15 minutes. The total cooking time is 30 minutes.
Cooking trout in a pot
Cooking trout in a pot. After preparing and cleaning the trout, you can poach it! Here’s how to do it:
1. Place the trout in a large pot. Add water or broth. Bring everything to a boil.
2. Once the water starts boiling, lower the heat and count 8 minutes.
3. Remove the fish from the pot using a slotted spoon or a skimmer.
Cooking trout on a grill
Cooking trout on a grill. Picture yourself after fishing a superb trout : you light up a fire to grill it. how long until it’s properly cooked?
Well you can also see yourself in your garden in front of your BBQ or grill…
1. Heat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
2. Season the trout with salt and pepper
3. Grill the trout for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the flesh is opaque and flaky.
Cooking trout fillets with an air fryer
One of the biggest advantages to cooking trout with an air fryer is the possibility to cook it without checking constantly and less cleanup (that’s a huge plus):
1. Preheat your air fryer at 400°F (200°C)
2. Place your trout fillets (I usually buy between 1lb and 1.5lb) skin-side down in the air fryer basket. Spray with a little oil if you want.
3. Cook for 8-10 minutes. If you cook it a couple of minutes longer, it should still be OK.
Trout is a freshwater fish that is part of the salmon family. Trout is a healthy and nutritious fish, rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and other essential nutrients. There are several types of trout, including rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout.
Rainbow trout is the most common type of trout. Brown trout, on the other hand, has a slightly stronger flavor and a firmer texture, while brook trout has a sweeter taste and a softer, more delicate texture.