Trout is incredibly healthy and similar to salmon in color and taste, though it’s a bit more mild of a fish. This recipe is simple and easy to prepare but uses the magical combination of butter, fresh herbs, and lemon juice to really enhance the flavor. I also enjoy this dish with asparagus instead of green beans, especially right now while asparagus is in season.
This recipe serves two people and can be prepared in about 45-50 minutes by any beginner chef. There’s not a whole lot of work involved and clean up is easy. Yippee!
-1 lb fresh trout fillet
-1/2 lb green beans, stems removed & halved
-1 lb small red potatoes, cleaned and quartered
-Avocado oil or olive oil
-4 tbs lemon juice
-fresh herbs, finely chopped (rosemary, thyme, dill, tarragon, parsley, basil)
-1 tbsp butter, melted
- Heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Add salt and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook 10 minutes or until just tender. Drain thoroughly.
- Spread the greens beans in a large pan with the potatoes. Add salt and pepper. Pat the trout dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Lay the fish skin side down on top of the greens beans and potatoes. Drizzle the fish and vegetables in oil making sure everything is evenly coated. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.
- While the fish cooks, combine the herbs and lemon juice with melted butter. Plate your fish and veggies and pour the herbed butter over the food. Enjoy!