Trout with herb butter

Such an easy and AMAZING recipe for cooking trout. Absolutely gorgeous trout with herb butter, ready in less than half an hour.

30 minutes 2 people Main course
Trout with herb butter


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  • 2 trouts
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • small bush of (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 150 gram dairy butter on room temperature (!) + extra
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
Trout with herb butter ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Stand mixer
  • Chef's knife + cutting board
  • Large skillet
  • Pair of scissors
  • Oven + baking tray


30 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 20 minutes

Let's start by making herb butter from scratch. You can of course use a store-bought herb butter, but we like to make a lot of food from scratch! FINELY chop the parsley, shallot and cloves of garlic.

SCRAPE off some zest from the lemon. ADD 150 gram of dairy butter into the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix the butter, chopped parsley, shallot and garlic together for about 5 minutes and season with pepper and salt.

PRE-HEAT your oven to a temperature of 200 degrees Celsius or 392 degrees Fahrenheit. RID both fishes from their fins by cutting it using a pair of scissors. SEASON both fishes with some freshly ground salt and pepper.

HEAT up the large skillet on medium-high heat and add in some butter, enough to coat the skillet. PLACE both trouts into the skillet, and bake each side once for about 3 to 4 minutes.

Don't stir, move or mess around with the fishes while baking. The trout should now be nicely cooked and their skin should be crispy. Transfer the fish to the baking tray and add the herb butter on top.

A well-cooked trout with herb butter
A well-cooked trout with herb butter

Baking the trout -- 10 minutes

BAKE the fish for about 10 minutes, then remove and serve immediately. The trout are well cooked when you can pull off its meat from the bones (see picture above).

Trout is best enjoyed with a fruity white wine, enjoy!

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