How To Make Baked Whole Trout At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

Fish is a great food to constitute in your meals. Today I will be sharing a recipe of Baked Whole Trout that can be made at home easily.

Whenever we cook fish, we always are in a dilemma about how to know if the fish is fully cooked. The trick to check it is by inserting a fork in the thickest part of the fish. If the fish is properly cooked, it will be opaque and moist. It will flake with a fork. And if it is undercooked, it will look raw and translucent.

Baked Whole Trout is a healthy and easy recipe to be made at home. Set the oven to preheat. Grease the baking pan. Place the fish in it and coat it with olive oil. Season it with dill, thyme and salt. Stuff onions in the fish and sprinkle some pepper. Bake the fish until it’s flaky.

The above-mentioned process is just a summary. You will get more details in the recipe further. Baking trout is really easy. This recipe is hassle-free. So it will be a good idea to make it for any busy day too. Take a look at the instructions and work upon the recipe.

Ingredients For Baked Whole Trout

  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil (to taste)
  • 2 Whole Rainbow Trout (gutted and cleaned, heads and tails still on)
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
  • ½ large Onion (sliced)
  • 2 thin Slices Lemon (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Water

The ingredients you need to make this baked whole rainbow trout are easy to find in any supermarket. Some of them you can even find in your kitchen itself. So make sure to look it in your kitchen first before heading out to the store. Let’s see how much time this dish will need to be made.

How Much Time It Will Take To Prepare Baked Whole Trout?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 minutes20 minutes30 minutes

Your vegetables will be ready in half an hour. You will see how easy this recipe is after you look at the steps involved to make it. Take a look.

Steps To Make Baked Whole Trout

Baked Whole Trout recipe
  1. Set the oven on a preheat mode at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). 
  2. Grease the baking pan of 9×13 inch with olive oil.
  3. Place the trout in the baking dish and coat it with the remaining olive oil. Season the fish inside out with dill, thyme and salt.
  4. Stuff the fish with onion slices and sprinkle pepper on the top. Place a lemon slice on each fish.
  5. Bake it for 10 minutes. Now add water to the dish and bake again for 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

If there is some fish leftover, use it as a fish salad the next day with mayonnaise and mustard. All the health-conscious persons reading this will be glad as this dish is baked.

Nutritional Breakdown Of Oven Baked Whole Trout


How To Make Baked Whole Trout At Home | Video

Make sure you try this recipe and share your reviews in the comment section below. I can’t wait to read your comments on how you like this recipe and your experiences while making it. Also, to help you out, I have uploaded a video of this recipe. Watch the video to know every detail.

Video by Tastequake

Your suggestions and questions regarding the recipe is what I will be looking forward to always. So without any hesitation, you can ask me in the comment section regarding the same. I hope you like this baked trout. Let me know its reviews too. For now, sit back and enjoy your food. Bon Appetite!

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