Trout with Parsley and Lemon Butter

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
There's nothing fresher than catching your own trout and making it sizzle that same evening. The lemon and parsley butter are a great combination!
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Servings: 2


  • 1 large trout
  • 4-6 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and ground pepper


  1. Start by filleting your trout.
  2. Combine 4 Tbsp of butter with 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 3 Tbsp chopped parsley. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mash it all together with the fork.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the fish fillet with salt & pepper.
  4. Drizzle the flesh side with olive oil & cut each fillet in half.
  5. Preheat non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Once its hot, add 3 Tbsp of olive oil. Cook trout with the skin side down first for 3-4 min until browned and crisp. Carefully turn each fillet over and continue cooking until just cooked through, about 3 more minutes.
  6. Remove finished trout from the skillet & top each hot fillet with 1 Tbsp of the Lemon-Parsley Butter.