There is a rainbow trout recipe for everyone, they range from minimal seasonings to those with Cajun spices.
The tender flesh and mild taste of rainbow trout may explain the wide range of recipes. If you want to highlight the mild taste, then minimal seasonings is the way to go. If you are trying to add some spice and hide the fish taste, then go Cajun.
Sometimes it is just nice to have some spice in the meal. Of course if your trout has a fish smell and taste it may be more a question of freshness. Either way, rainbow trout can give you a very tasty dish.
If the bones of a rainbow trout is an issue, check out the video on our How to Cook Trout page.
Easy Rainbow Trout Recipe from melaniecooks.com
This recipe is about as simple as you can get, it certainly highlights the mild taste of rainbow trout.
Rebecca's Gluten Free Pan-Fried Trout from whatscookingamerica.net
If you are looking for a gluten-free recipe that is also is quick and easy, this one is for you. It uses Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix which is gluten free and available in most grocery stores, or it can be purchased online.
Grilled Rainbow Trout in Aluminum Foil from whatscookingamerica.net
If you are looking for an easy trout recipe for your BBQ check out this one. You can easily cook several trout at a time this way. It is worth a try if for no other reason than there is very little mess to clean up.
Rainbow Trout Breakfast Fillets from cooks.com
This is a very tasty breakfast meal. This recipe would be great at camp or at home.
The smell alone should get most of the crew out of their sleeping bags.
Cajun Rainbow Trout from wholefoodsmarket.com
The delicate taste of rainbow trout is complemented with Cajun spice in this recipe.
Each double sided box holds flies that represent different stages of a insects life cycle for either Mayflies, Caddis flies or Stoneflies and includes a laminated card listing the flies and their hook size so you can restock the box.
Keep in mind that most rainbow trout recipes call for caution during cooking. Rainbow trout fillets are thin and very delicate and can be easily overcooked. Care is called for when turning because trout can easily come apart.
Rainbow trout can be eaten with or without the skin. If you plan on eating the skin be sure to remove the scales before cooking. When cooking trout always start by placing the skin side down in the pan.