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How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

Learn how simple it is to make your own smoked trout recipe at home. Check out our step-by-step instructions.

It’s no secret that smoked trout is delicious, but it can also be a bit tricky to cook properly. We are sharing how to make the perfect smoked trout dish every time in this simple smoked trout recipe.

Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or just looking for a new way to prepare trout, read on for some smoking tips and a recipe! Smoked fish is a great option and one of our favorite ways to enjoy this mild fish thanks to the smokey flavor.

While trout can be eaten whole, they are also great smoked, fried or added to salads. 

 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

What Kind of Trout Can You Catch During Trout Season? 

Trout are a type of fresh water fish that are prized for their delicate flavor and texture, and can be prepared in a variety of ways.

There are many different types of fresh trout that you can catch during trout season. Some of the most common types include lake trout, steelhead trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and brook trout. Each type of trout has its own unique flavor and texture.

 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven
 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

How to Eat Smoked Trout

There are all sorts of ways to enjoy smoked trout, but my personal favorite is to simply mix it with some fresh herbs like fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon juice and slices of lemon.

To eat smoked trout, first remove the skin and any bones. Then, cut the fish into thin slices and enjoy!

It’s also great in salads or on sandwiches, as well as a delicious trout dip. Smoked trout goes well with tartar sauce, horseradish sauce, or simply lemon juice. It can also be used in salads or sandwiches.

 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven
 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

What to Eat with Smoked Trout

There are endless possibilities when it comes to what to eat with smoked trout. This versatile fish can be eaten on its own or used as a key ingredient in all sorts of dishes. Here are just a few ideas of what to eat with smoked trout: 

You could pair smoked trout with a salad or some simple sauteed vegetables. Smoked trout also goes well with pasta dishes or rice. If you’re feeling creative, you could even make a Trout Tartine – an open-faced sandwich topped with smoked trout, avocado, and other toppings of your choice.

 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven

How to Smoke Trout

Ingredients 

  • Trout fillets
  • 1/2 gallon of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

The first step is to make a simple brine in a large bowl.

In a large baking dish or baking sheet, pour in brine, place whole trout into brine. 

Brine the fish for about 8 hours in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap.

Remove from brine, rinse off fish in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels,

Lay fish onto the racks of your oven. 

Preheat the oven to 180-200 degrees. Smoke fish until done, about an hour and half to 2 hours. The fish is finished when the meat of the fish is flaky.

Store in the refrigerator or freezer.  

 How to Make Smoked Trout in Your Oven
How long does smoked trout last?

Smoked trout usually lasts for about 2-3 days in the fridge. However, if you keep it properly sealed in an airtight container, it can last up to a week.

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Oven Baked Smoked Trout Recipe

Oven Baked Smoked Trout Recipe

Yield: 5-7 trout
Prep Time: 8 hours
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 10 hours
Learn how simple it is to make your own smoked trout recipe at home. Check out our step-by-step instructions.

Ingredients

  • * 1/2 gallon water
  • * 1/2 cup sugar
  • * 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • * 1/2 cup salt
  • * 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • * 3 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

The first step is to make a simple brine in a large bowl.

In a large baking dish or baking sheet, pour in brine, place whole trout into brine. 

Brine the fish for about 8 hours in the refrigerator covered in plastic wrap.

Remove from brine, rinse off fish in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels,

Lay fish onto the racks of your oven. 

Preheat the oven to 180-200 degrees. Smoke fish until done, about an hour and half to 2 hours. The fish is finished when the meat of the fish is flaky.

Store in the refrigerator or freezer.  

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Timothy Bullette

Friday 19th of February 2021

This recipe should be called baked trout, since there is no actual smoking involved

Art Hanson

Sunday 7th of March 2021

@momma lew, have you tried adding liquid smoke to the brine?

momma lew

Friday 19th of February 2021

While technically you are right, this recipe does taste and looks just like smoked trout and is perfect for people (like my family) who do not have a smoker.

ellen beck

Saturday 16th of June 2018

I love fresh fish. Trout is probably one of my favorite game fish so good! This was an interesting post as I have never 'smoked' one. I steam mine or fry it. I like the idea of the game saver bags, those would come in handy if you had t catch several to make a meal up.

georgia boanoro

Monday 11th of June 2018

I absolutely love smoked fish and I'll definitely try your smoking method because it looks super easy!

What Corinne Did

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

i have never been fishing and would never know how to prepare a fish. SMoke trout sounds amazing

Erin S

Saturday 2nd of June 2018

This is a great summer recipe. Sounds easy and delicious

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