Balsamic Rainbow Trout

The first time I had rainbow trout was the first time I had dinner at Luvy’s parents house.  At that point in my life, I wasn’t a fish person…at all.

All I remember was it was freshly caught by Luvy’s Uncle.  It was breaded, fried, and on the bone.

It didn’t matter though, I was too nervous to even notice what I was eating!  Obviously, it turned out okay for me.  😉

It brought such sweet memories back to me when I saw Rainbow Trout in my Sizzlefish box.

I knew I didn’t want to bread and fry it, but I had no clue what to do with it.  With a little inspiration from Lindsay (the Sizzlefish queen herself), I came up with Balsamic Rainbow Trout.

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Balsamic Rainbow Trout

  • 2 filets of Rainbow Trout
  • 2-3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Lemon
In a heavy bottomed skillet, add your olive oil and balsamic vinegar and heat turn heat to medium high.  You will want the bottom of your skillet covered.  You may need more vinegar and oil depending on your size of skillet.
When heated, cook skin side up for 1 minute, then flip.  Cook 4-5 more minutes or until cooked through.

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Remove skin, plate, and squeeze lemon over the fish.
The balsamic vinegar gives the fish a sweet taste and the lemon adds just the right amount of tang!

I can’t wait to try this on other fish as well!  I know it will be great on any light fish.


Have you ever had rainbow trout?

Is there a certain meal that gives you fond memories of your past?

  1. I love the simplicity of this recipe and anything with balsamic makes me happy. I can’t remember if I’ve had rainbow trout or not – hard to get good seafood in Kansas!!! I eat it when we travel since it is usually to a beach!

  2. I’m a big rainbow trout fan. I used to always eat tilapia because it was cheap (then I realized it was usually farmed overseas and icky), and I’ve found that rainbow trout is the perfect alternative. It’s not expensive and is easy to cook. My hubs and I will season with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and pan-fry it. Sometimes we’ll add light bread crumbs for texture. This balsamic version sounds like a nice change, though! Yum.

  3. I JUST ate Sizzle Fish Rainbow Trout TONIGHT for dinner! Holy yum in my mouth! I am going to make a video about the Sizz this weekend for next week! WEEE!! We are on the same page – I am so pumped to try their other fishies too! 😉