Stuffed Trout

We eat a lot of fish, but I often find our choices pretty limited. Trout is almost always available and I enjoy the texture and flavor. Mostly I just grill fish or pan sear it. I get tired of that sometimes. One variation I’ve created is Stuffed Trout.

I mix up stuffing using some hunks of old bread (about 5 slices of bread), ripped up into small pieces. I cook 1/4 of an onion and add it to the bread. Then I dump in some herbs. I usually add dill, salt, pepper and sometimes I will use thyme or oregano. Fresh parsley is a must. I get the stuffing wet with chicken broth – wet enough that you can squish it up. It needs to be nice and moist.

I use 2 trout – essentially the whole fish, but with head, tail and all the nasty stuff gone. I place the stuffing between the two sides of the trout and fold the top piece over. I bake it at 350 for about 35 minutes.

I serve with a basic hollandaise sauce, but sometimes I add dill to the sauce or some reduced orange juice. This is a very satisfying dish – you feel like you’re having turkey and stuffing, but it’s a light fish dish (assuming you don’t use too much hollandaise!).

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  2. John says:

    its like thanksgiving but fish instead of turkey! looks very good because i am a huge fan of fish.

  3. sheryl says:

    This sounds so good. I love fish, but find I don’t do much more than just grill or roast it. Thanks for this new technique.

  4. Alexandra says:

    I never would have thought of stuffing a trout. What a grand idea. Thanks!

  5. Frugal Kiwi says:

    Trout is a childhood comfort food for me, but you can’t buy it in NZ. Feeling all nostalgic now.

  6. I aspire to eat more fish. I’m not big on trout though. I had stuffed trout at a fancy restaurant and it tasted gritty. Think I might not try this one…

  7. marthaandme says:

    gritty?? That’s really weird. Trout is soft and moist and the stuffing I make is also moist and like regular stuffing.

  8. Huh, I’ve never had stuffed fish before. This looks like a great idea. We’re trying to eat more fish around our house.

  9. What an easy way to deal with eating fish! I get so bored with the same old fillets, can you tell?

  10. Stephanie - Wasabimon says:

    You just reminded me that I have a stuffed trout-in-a-pouch recipe I need to post. Thanks!

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