Brown Butter Trout Recipe

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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
This simple lemon brown butter trout recipe really brings out the natural goodness of the fish. This classic trout recipe is simple to master, and very fast to make.

Makes 4 Portions of Lemon Brown Butter Trout

What You'll Need

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 (6-8 oz each) boneless trout fillets
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, optional

How to Make It

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat, and cook until it turns a light-brown color. Turn off the heat, allow to cool for about 5 minutes, and carefully whisk in the lemon juice.

Preheat your broiler to high. Place the trout fillets on a sheet pan, flesh side up, and brush a teaspoon of the lemon brown butter on each fillet. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Broil about six inches from the flame for 5 minutes, or until done.

Add the parsley to the sauce and whisk well. Serve the trout fillets immediately, with the butter sauce spooned over.