This moist, flaky, flavourful maple balsamic rainbow trout is a perfect weeknight meal, ready in 20 minutes. Just six ingredients. Simple and delicious.
This is one of my go-to recipes for weeknights. I can have it on the table from start to finish – with sides – in about 20-30 minutes. Clean up is also easy. Wrap up the tin foil the trout laid on, toss it in the garbage and put the pan back in the cupboard. And how does it taste? Good! The sweetness and depth of the maple and balsamic flavours work really well together.
The only trick is to buy fresh trout fillets and figure out portion size. My husband eats a lot, so I buy 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds for the two of us. For “normal” eaters, 1 1/2 pounds should serve 3 people. Of course portion size will also depend how substantial your side dishes are. Speaking of which, try serving the rainbow trout with Vegetarian Sweet Potato Hash, Grilled Corn Salad (which you can make with frozen niblets) or Roasted Veggies on Spiced Rice.