Trout doesn’t often get as much love as its ocean-dwelling distant cousin, salmon. But trout can be made delicious and paleo-style with ingredients like fresh herbs and spices, coconut milk, and more. Try some of these paleo trout recipes and let your trout feel the love.
1. Broiled Parsley and Oregano Trout
For another dish that looks fancy but is actually really easy to whip up on a weeknight, try this trout stuffed with parsley, oregano, salt, lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil. You don’t need to do much to trout to make it taste good, because it has such a nice flavor naturally.
2. Asian Slaw Salad With Smoked Trout and Lime Tamari Dressing
This deliciously savory salad is made with whole smoked ocean trout, green cabbage, carrot, spring ion, sesame seeds, and coriander. Top it with a silky tamari lime dressing and you’ll be left with a lunch salad to look forward to on a busy workday.
3. Cedar Plant Trout With Asian Guacamole
One sure way to win me over on any dish is to add guacamole to it, so I’m instantly sold on this recipe. The colors and flavors combine magnificently! The trout filets are seasoned with sesame oil and cracked black pepper, and topped with a guac featuring ginger, fresh mint, lime, and more.
4. Pan Seared Trout With an Orange Butter Pecan Sauce
In my family, we are sauce people. Put a sauce on almost anything and it’s an instant hint. I’m especially excited about this tasty orange butter pecan sauce for pan seared trout with olive oil, orange zest, chopped pecans, parsley, salt, and pepper. It’s easy and delicious.
5. Roasted Rainbow Trout With Vegetables
I love this easy one-dish dinner that comes together in 40 minutes and doesn’t take a lot of work, because the oven does all the cooking. With seasonings like maple syrup and garlic powder, you know this trout with sweet potato, eggplants, and bell pepper is going to be tasty.
6. Creamy Coconut Milk Seafood Chowder
Made with rainbow sea trout, rutabaga, fresh mussels, shrimp, coconut milk, leek, garlic, and other amazingly delicious ingredients, this super savory and light-but-filling meal is healthy and takes only fifteen minutes. You wouldn’t believe it from how fancy it looks!
7. Smoked Trout and Endive Salad
This is the salad I would love to be eating for lunch every single day. It has gorgeous colors with ingredients like endive, sweet apple, radishes, smoked trout, yogurt (you can use coconut yogurt), grainy mustard, olive oil, lemon, salt, and pepper.
8. Perfect Poached Fish
This recipe will work with any kind of fish, but the recommended dish is trout because it goes so well with these flavors. The process and ingredients are simple and elegant with white wine, sliced onion, crushed garlic, lemon, and sea salt. So delicious.
9. Paleo Smoked Trout Mousse
Trout mousse is a sophisticated dish that can be served with paleo crackers or veggies as a dip or spread. You’ll love this easy version made with smoked trout flakes, smoked salmon, elmon, chives, dill leaves, coconut milk, coconut oil, sea salt, and black pepper.
10. Celeriac Remoulade and Smoked Trout Salad
Few salads I’ve seen are more beautiful and elegant than this simple one with celeriac, smoked ocean trout, Spanish onion, capers, olive oil mayo, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper. The dressing is light and simple to preserve and highlight the smoked trout flavors.
11. Rainbow Trout Casserole
This casserole is packed with goodness from Brussels sprouts to trout to Dijon mustard and butternut squash. Chopped pistachios add a welcome crunch while the flavors of garlic and onion season the cauliflower and other veggies. A bit of ghee and chicken stock complete the subtle flavors.
12. Cabbage Wraps With Smoked Trout and Avocado Cream
When your cabbage wraps are filled with flavorful ingredients like smoked trout and lemony avocado cream, you won’t even miss the bread. The best part of this recipe is that it takes only a few minutes to make, so you’ll be feeling nourished in no time.