Grilled Trout with Lemon-Thyme Breadcrumbs

June  9, 2010
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  • Serves 2
Author Notes

I make lemon breadcrumbs to go on green beans and decided to add some fresh thyme to them to go on my favorite grilled fish - trout. The breadcrumbs can be made days ahead - even weeks - and stored in an airtight container. Then all you need do is saute them in a little butter over medium-high heat for a couple minutes and sprinkle on top of the grilled fish and you're done. They're great over grilled tomatoes too! —TheWimpyVegetarian

What You'll Need
  • Grilled Trout
  • 2 trout, butterflied
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • Lemon - Thyme Breadcrumbs
  • 2 slices of day old french bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon or more of minced fresh thyme leaves
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 4-5 Italian parley leaves
  • salt and pepper
  1. Grilled Trout
  2. Lightly salt the trout and let sit until they reach room temperature. Dry them off with a paper towel.
  3. Turn on the gas grill to preheat. Lightly salt and pepper the trout. Squeeze some lemon juice on top of them and drizzle a little olive oil on top. Lightly spread with you finger to ensure even coverage. Lightly oil the grill with a paper towel.
  4. Place the trout face down over direct heat and grill for about 3 minutes. Carefully flip with a large spatula and grill for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat, top with the Lemon-Thyme Breadcrumbs (recipe below) and serve.
  1. Lemon - Thyme Breadcrumbs
  2. Dry out the bread slices in the oven on 250F. Process in a food processor until you have bread crumbs the size of panko breadcrumbs.
  3. Heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Saute the bread crumbs until lightly toasted. Add the lemon zest and thyme and saute another minute. Salt and pepper to taste.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • cheese1227
  • Lizthechef
  • AntoniaJames
  • monkeymom
  • TheWimpyVegetarian

10 Reviews

Melindafab February 10, 2013
This is a lovely, lovely recipe. Thank you soooo much!
cheese1227 June 9, 2010
You could even do this on a camping trip. Or if you rent a beach house. Have bread crumbs, will travel.
GREAT ideas! I totally agree.
Lizthechef June 9, 2010
I have tons of lemon thyme, my favorite variety, in my herb garden - can't wait to try your breadcrumbs over lots of stuff!
Lemon thyme would be perfect! Enjoy!
AntoniaJames June 9, 2010
Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. And so simple. I cannot wait to try this. Great tip too about making the crumbs in advance! Many thanks. ;o)
Thanks AJ!! I use the crumbs on so many things all through the year. Pasta, zucchini, etc - hope you enjoy this dish!
monkeymom June 9, 2010
If your diet recipes are this good, keep'm coming! Croatia, I've heard it is amazing. Hope it will inspire some recipes!
monkeymom June 9, 2010
Looks delicious! Welcome back, by the way.
Thanks so much! We had such a wonderful trip in Croatia - I can't recommend it enough. But also, sooo nice to back home in my own bed and kitchen :-) But now on my post-vacation diet....hence the fish.