Trout on the Grill

Southern Kitchen

Serves: 4

Hands On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


4 freshly caught trout fillets

Cooking oil, such as coconut or vegetable oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fresh lemon juice


Trout fillets are the easiest way to prepare your fish for the grill. Just make sure to leave the skin on. Before you start preparing the trout, preheat your grill and then reduce the temperature to around 250 degrees. This is medium or medium-low on most gas grills.

Coat the trout in cooking oil and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Once seasoned, place the trout directly on the grill with the skin side down.

Trout cook quickly on the grill and are done when the meat is white and flakey when tested with a fork. Most smaller trout do not need to be flipped to cook through. If you have large fillets that are not cooking through, make sure you flip it onto a piece of tin foil.


About the recipe

Right behind an actual fire, the grill is possibly the manliest cooking method around. It is surprisingly easy to cook your catch on the grill.

If the flesh of the fish (not the skin) touches the grill directly, it will surely stick and your beautiful trout filet will end up in pieces. It’s easy to overcook trout on the grill, so be attentive.

This recipe comes courtesy of Line & Sight.