Quick and Easy Steelhead Trout Recipe

This Quick and Easy Steelhead Trout Recipe is elegant enough for entertaining guests, but it’s also simple enough to make for a weeknight dinner.

A pinnable image of a filet of steelhead trout with a serving fork revealing the flakiness and juiciness of the fish.

Are you on the lookout for a dish that is quick and easy to make but also very impressive to dinner guests? I have something fabulous to tell you! Put down the grocery ads, your search is over! This Quick and Simple Steelhead Trout Recipe is stunning and takes hardly any prep work. Anytime you serve a whole side fillet of fish, it simply demands attention! As I mentioned earlier, this dish it’s super simple to make.

a side of baked steelhead trout on a wooden cutting board with slices of fresh lemon.

This Quick and Simple Steelhead Trout Recipe is elegant enough for entertaining guests, but it’s also simple enough to make it for weeknight dinners. In my house, this meal is also very kid-friendly. Steelhead Trout  is flaky, moist, and juicy with a beautiful ruby red coloration. Today I used shallots, garlic, and dill since they are mild with a beautiful aroma. The freshly squeezed lemon juice just before serving lends a bright note of acidity to the fish and a beautiful aroma.

a close-up photo of a piece of steelhead trout with a serving fork showing the flaky and juicy interior of the filet.

Steelhead Trout resembles salmon to me in both it’s flavor and meaty texture so you can definitely substitute salmon for the trout in this dish. However, salmon fillets tend to be a bit thicker than steelhead trout, so you might need to adjust the cooking time a few minutes longer. You can prep the fish ahead of time, and keep it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put it in the oven. This is very convenient for Sunday dinners, Holidays or other special gatherings.

 

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This Quick and Simple Steelhead Trout Recipe is elegant enough for entertaining guests, but it’s also simple enough to make it for weeknight dinners

Quick and Simple Steelhead Trout Recipe

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
This Quick and Simple Steelhead Trout Recipe is elegant enough for entertaining guests, but it’s also simple enough to make for a weeknight dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 280 kcal

Equipment

  • Rimmed baking sheet
  • aluminum foil or parchment paper
  • spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound steelhead trout or salmon fillet
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots , minced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill , minced
  • salt , pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed juice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 °F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil as the skin will stick to the pan.
  • In a small skillet or saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and cook on medium heat for about 3 minutes, until the shallot softens.
  • Add the garlic and the lemon zest, cook for another minute. Cool slightly. Squeeze in half of the lemon juice.
  • Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Spoon the butter sauce over the fish.
  • Sprinkle with half of the minced dill.
  • Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes. The best way to check for doneness is to use a fork to gently prick the fish, and if it flakes easily, it’s ready.
  • Use two spatulas to take the fish off the baking sheet in one piece, or cut it into sections for serving.
  • Squeeze the other half of the lemon juice over the fish and garnish with a little more fresh dill.

Notes

Steelhead Trout resembles salmon to me in both it’s flavor and meaty texture so you can definitely substitute salmon for the trout in this dish. However, salmon fillets tend to be a bit thicker than steelhead trout, so you might need to adjust the cooking time a few minutes longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 24gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 463mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 431IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 5µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 1µgCalcium: 61mgFolate: 20µgIron: 2mgZinc: 1mg
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22 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Steelhead Trout Recipe”

    • Hi Gail,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. I just added the nutritional values to the recipe card for you. Thank you for taking the time to ask.
      Have a great day!
      Ronda

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  1. This recipe is excellent in flavor and in ease. We loved it. I did have a thick cut of steelhead, so the cooking time was about 30 minutes. Will definitely make this recipe again.

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  2. This is an excellent recipe. Great flavor but not overpowering, so you can taste the fish too. I had a thick filet, so it took about 30 minutes in the oven. Perfect! My husband loved it as well. Would recommend this to anyone. Easy to prepare as well. I served it with couscous and a spinach salad. I am going to try the cod recipe next. Thank you.

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  3. Fabulous recipe! Made last week when my boyfriend brought home a fresh catch & he has been raving about it since! Caught another one last night & cannot wait to make this again tonight! Thank you!

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    • Hi Josie! I’m so glad that you both like it. That makes me so happy! Thank you so much for coming back by to share your experience. I have some new fish recipes coming up soon with some new flavors you might also enjoy. If you haven’t already, join my newsletter and get new recipes delivered right to your inbox. :)

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