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Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

I LOVE making whole fish and I love rainbow trout but haven't had it in years... since I was in middle school, to be exact. Fresh-caught trout used to be a staple in our house until I managed to get a bone lodged in my tonsil (something that could only happen to me, lol). The process of having it removed at the dentist office left me a bit traumatized but never took away my craving for that luscious, juicy fish. When I saw fresh rainbow trout at the fish market, I just had to grab it and bring it back into my repertoire. It was as tasty as I remembered!!

This dish is soooo easy!! Simply season the trout, stuff the cavity with fresh herbs and lemon, broil and eat!

Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)
Easy-peasy, oh-so-tasty, and gluten-free!

I served my trout with a crisp, tangy honey-mustard broccoli slaw. The zing and crunch of the veggies was the perfect compliment to the rich, fatty rainbow trout (GOOD fat)!

Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)
Give the trout a quick rinse with water. Pat it dry inside and out.
Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)
Broil on the second rack for 15 minutes until the skin just turns crispy. The flesh should be opaque and juicy.

Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)

To eat the trout on-the-bone, pierce the flesh with your fork along the mid-line and GENTLY pull the meat along the bones toward the bottom of the fish.

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Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)


  • 2 whole rainbow trout, cleaned (about 1.5 lbs total). (Make sure the eyes are clear and not cloudy. That indicates a fresh fish!)

  • 2 T olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • fresh dill sprigs

  • fresh oregano sprigs


  • Adjust oven rack to second level from the top and preheat oven to high broil (about 500 degrees F).

  • Rinse the trout and pat dry inside and out.

  • Place the trout on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  • Brush both sides of the fish and the cavity with the olive oil.

  • Salt and pepper inside and out (be liberal with the salt).

  • Fill the cavity with lemon slices, dill and oregano sprigs.

  • Place a few lemon slices on the top of each trout.

  • Broil for about 15 minutes (longer if you trout are really big) until the skin is crispy... but not burnt, of course!

  • Remove the herbs and lemons from the cavity (Careful... They will be hot!).

  • Plate and enjoy!

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Broiled Rainbow Trout (Gluten-free, No soy/dairy/grains)

Keywords: rainbow trout, fish, broiled fish, grilled fish, fish in the oven

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