Cilantro and Butter Trout

Cilantro and Butter Trout
Cilantro and Butter Trout. George Glynn Smith/Getty Images
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
284 Calories
24g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 284
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 14g 72%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 29mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This trout recipe calls for a delicious butter-herb basting sauce that will have your dinner guests asking for seconds. 


  • 4 rainbow trout, about 12-14 ounces/340-400 g
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL unsalted butter
  • 2 lemons, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL lemon juice
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sea salt
  • Optional: black pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add lemon juice and cilantro. Set aside.
  3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Season inside of fish with salt and black pepper. Add 2-3 slices of lemon, one sprig cilantro, and 2 teaspoons of herb-butter mixture in each fish. Place trout on grill and cook for 10-12 minutes, turning once. Baste with remaining butter sauce throughout the cooking process. Remove and serve with chopped tomatoes on top.