Simplicity and versatility make this baked trout recipe a favorite for everyone.
This is an easy way to cook fish and will be your favorite recipe due to its simplicity and versatility.
2 pounds of trout
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon of seasoning of your choice
1/4 cup fruit juice (your choice)
fruit slices (of your choice)
You're going to need about two pounds of trout filets with the skin on, so grab your favorite fly rod or spinner and get casting. Like a lot of fish recipes, this one calls for olive oil. If possibly, try to taste some different brands to pick one that is perfect to you. The quality of the olive oil can really make a difference in the overall outcome of your baked trout dish. Kitchenware stores, Country Store branded stores and others often offer samples of olive oil to try.
Start with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Next, pour a 1/2 cup of juice. Here is the versatility - you can use lemon juice, orange juice or apple juice depending on the tastes of those you are cooking for. If someone likes spicy fish, you can add some tabasco to the juice.
Next, you need two tablespoons of butter, one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of seasoning. Match the seasoning to your juice. For example, if you're using lemon juice you might use lemon-pepper seasoning. Lastly, you will need thin slices of fruit to match the juice you are using, such as lemon slices, orange slices, or apple slices.
Rinse the filets and dry on a paper towel. Line a casserole dish with olive oil and rub the fish with olive oil too. Lay the fillets in the dish with the skin side down. Put approximately 1/4 inch of juice in the dish letting it splash all over the filets. Spread butter on the fish. Next, sprinkle the filets with your seasoning. Put approximately three or four slices of fruit on each filet of fish. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least an hour, but no more than three hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. When the oven is ready, bake the fish for 20 to 30 minutes until it flakes easily with a fork. If you want a browner fish filet, put it under the broiler for three extra minutes. If you have a few smaller sized casserole dishes, you can make a few filets of each flavor to discover what each person likes best.
This is a super-easy, tasty, baked trout dish that is sure to please your guests.
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