Rainbow trout with hoisin sauce

By • July 7, 2012 • 2 Comments

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Author Notes: Brain food! Similar to salmon in its mildness, yet possesses a unique flavor. And because hoisin sauce renders every dish just a bit more delish, I pour it on.caitlintherese

Serves 2

  • 1 pound Rainbow trout
  • 2-3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
  • Sea salt + Pepper
  • Chopped cilantro, if desired
  1. Make sure you get a fresh cut of trout. If the trout doesn't appear shiny, and a rich, deep reddish-pink, hold off until the fresh stuff comes to your fishmonger. Buy 1 pound filet. Unwrap, and salt and pepper both sides, being especially generous on the skin side (especially if you love eating crispy skin, like I do).
  2. Turn on over broiler. Place oven rack in the middle, higher (closer to the flame) if you like more crisp on top, less done in the middle.
  3. Drizzle a bit of olive oil in a baking dish, spread it around, and place fish on top, skin side down. Then generously spread the hoisin sauce on top of the fish's flesh. Crush a bit more salt on top, and put her in the oven.
  4. Cook 8 - 10 minutes, or until ready to your liking. I wait until the bottom (skin side) is really bubbling, so the skin gets caramelized and crispy.
  5. Serve immediately, with some chopped cilantro and/or a squeeze of lime if desired.
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about 2 years ago caitlintherese

This is true. I would love to be able to prepare it with my own fresh-caught trout too. Nicely done.


about 2 years ago heatmatt

Just a comment on the note regarding the trout colour. There are many variety of trout and they're not always a deep reddish-pink. Check with your market or fishmonger to see when they came and how fresh they are.
I recently caught a rainbow trout guttet it and pan fried within an hour of cathing so it couldn't have been any fresher and it was a light pale pink meat.