I made this incredibly easy recipe for trout and it turned out to be the best fish I’ve ever had! The lemon and cilantro seem to be the ultimate pairing with trout.
1 Whole trout or larger filet
1 Bunch cilantro and or parsley
1-2 cloves garlic sliced very thin
1 Lemon sliced very thin
Salt & Pepper
High quality olive oil
Place filet or whole trout on parchment paper and coat with olive oil. Salt and pepper the trout and place shaved garlic all over the filet. Cover the trout with cilantro and or parsley. Lastly, cover the trout with sliced lemon. Fold parchment paper loosely and staple closed with an office stapler folding the ends under. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the filet.
Remove trout from oven and carefully open the parchment with scissors. Be careful of the steam; it will burn you. Serve with white wine.
If cooking with whole trout: Coat the trout with olive oil, salt and pepper the skin sides and cavity. Place all remaining ingredients in the trout cavity. Adjust cooking time to size of the trout. Individual trout parchments are a great meal for dinner with friends and adds a nice presentation at the table.