Grilled Rainbow Trout with Grilled Asparagus and Charred Lemon Vinaigrette

Taite Pearson


Grilled Rainbow Trout with Grilled Asparagus and Charred Lemon Vinaigrette

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

25 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Alder

This light and flaky fish makes for one unbeatable dish. Rainbow trout is grilled till golden and crispy, then plated with grilled asparagus and drizzled with a zesty lemon vinaigrette.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 2 (10 oz) whole rainbow trout

  • 3/4 Cup olive oil, divided

  • sea salt

  • freshly cracked black pepper

  • fennel pollen

  • 2 lemons

  • 1 Small shallot

  • 2 Tablespoon whole grain mustard

  • 1 Bunch asparagus, ends trimmed

  • fennel fronds, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 2

    Score the trout on both sides. Generously rub trout with olive oil and season with salt, pepper and a light dusting of fennel pollen. Set aside.
    Ingredients
    • 2 (10 oz) whole rainbow trout

    • 3/4 Cup olive oil, divided

    • To Taste sea salt

    • To Taste freshly cracked black pepper

    • Pinch fennel pollen

  • 3

    Cut lemons in half and place cut-side down on grill for about 10 to 12 minutes. Allow lemons to cool to a handling temperature.
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    Ingredients
    • 2 lemons

  • 4

    Place trout on the grill for about 12 minutes per side.
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  • 5

    While trout is cooking, squeeze lemons, flesh and all, into a bowl. Remove any seeds. Brunoise (very small dice) shallot and add to the bowl with the lemon juice. Add mustard and whisk until smooth. While whisking, emulsify 1/2 cup of your olive oil into the ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Small shallot

    • 2 Tablespoon whole grain mustard

  • 6

    Remove trout from grill when golden and skin is crispy, and set aside to rest while the asparagus cooks.
  • 7

    Lightly dress the asparagus with a touch of olive oil, salt and pepper. Place it on the grill, making sure each piece has contact with the grill grate. Take special care to make sure each piece gets a light grill char but does not overcook. You want them crispy and bright green. This should take around 3 to 5 minutes depending on the size of your spears.
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    Ingredients
    • 1 Bunch asparagus, ends trimmed

  • 8

    To plate the trout, make a bed on a platter with the asparagus. Place the trout next to each other over the asparagus, dress with the vinaigrette, and finish with fennel fronds if you have them. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • fennel fronds, for garnish

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