Cheese-Topped Trout #Recipe

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Now that the weather has cooled off, hubs is back to fishing most weekends and stocking our freezer with beautiful rainbow trout!  He recently went fishing with his brother and brought back 4 monster rainbows.  I always fillet the fish (or with the small ones, just clean them) and freeze them so that they are as fresh as they can be.  Below is my newest recipe and it man was it good!

Serves 4
1 c. panko breadcrumbs
2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 c. pine nuts chopped
2 T. chopped fresh herbs (I used cilantro but parsley or basil would also be great)
2 T. olive oil
8 3oz thin trout fillets (or 4 6oz. fillets cut into strips depending on the size of the fish).
3 T. butter
1 lemon, juiced

Clean and fillet the fish.  Hopefully the person who catches the fish cleans it on sight and brings you something that looks like this:

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Hold the fish by the tail. With the knife blade pointing away from you and across the body of the fish, begin to cut toward the head (or at least where the head used to be). Use the backbone to guide your knife.  Discard backbone.

In a mixing bowl, combine the panko, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and cilantro.  Add the oil and stir to combine. 

When you fillet the fish make sure to take the time to remove the pin bones.  I find the easiest way to do this is with tweezers (I keep a separate pair in the kitchen).

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Preheat oven to 375.  Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet.  Place fish on cooling rack and firmly press the panko mixture on the top of each fillet of trout.  Place the butter and lemon juice in a microwave safe bowl to melt.  Pour the lemon butter over the fish.

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Place the trout in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until cooked through and the topping is browned.  Serve with roasted broccoli.

Linked up at:
Mouthwatering Monday
Hearth and Soul Hop
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesdays at the Table
Fat Tuesday
Tasty Tuesday
Real Food Wednesday

About Amanda

Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!


  1. Yum. If this is frugal – I want frugal! …now if only i could fish..

    Great post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. Hope to see you next week! Be sure to visit on Sunday for
    Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  3. Cheese topped with trout looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  4. Wow! I don't think I've ever prepared fish that wasn't already de-boned and fileted. Nice work! That looks delicious; panko is an awesome ingredient.

  5. Yum! Sounds delicious… but I might not go fishing and clean my own fish. I will check out my local fish market though :)

  6. Amanda Hearn says:

    That looks delicious and creates such an attractive plate.

  7. I think I might even get my daughter to eat trout this way! It looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipes with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    P.S. I love the new design!

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