Grilled Lemon Herb Trout

Grilled Lemon Herb Trout

I’ve never had the opportunity to have Rainbow Trout. I know…this is a huge oversight in my foodie adventures! My local grocery store had some on sale and I’ve always wanted to try it so I picked some up for lunch one day. I decided to make some grilled lemon herb trout on my charcoal grill.

I fired up my little sportsman’s grill, and cut up some fresh tomatoes and carrots to cook along with my trout. I tossed these in some olive oil, salt, and pepper then just grilled them right along with the fish. Put these on the grill as soon as it is preheated, and proceed to prepare the fish.

To prepare the fish rub the outside with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Also, salt and pepper the inside of the fish.

grilled lemon herb trout

Cut one lemon into slices and place inside the fish. Layer in garlic cloves, thyme, dill, and parsley.

grilled lemon herb trout

Place the trout on the charcoal grill, and cook for about ten minutes. In case your wondering, my grill is sitting on top of a custom steel table built by none other than Mr. Monday Is Meatloaf. I love it! I’ve put the Lodge version in my ‘Usual Suspects’ list if you would like to purchase one like it. 🙂

grilled lemon herb trout

Flip and cook another ten minutes…

grilled lemon herb trout

Flip one more time, and cook an additional five minutes or until done. Serve immediately. Enjoy your grilled lemon herb trout!

grilled lemon herb trout

Grilled Lemon Herb Trout

A quick and delicious treat to have on a weeknight or for a fancy weekend lunch!

Servings 1 serving
Author mondayismeatloaf


  • 1 whole rainbow trout, cleaned and gutted
  • 1 whole lemon, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rub olive oil on outside of trout, then season with salt and pepper. Salt and pepper the inside of the trout. 

  2. Place lemon slices, garlic cloves, and fresh herbs on the inside of the trout. 

  3. Cook on a preheated grill for ten minutes then flip and cook an additional ten minutes. 

  4. Flip trout, and cook five minutes or until done. 

Recipe Notes

Serve immediately.

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An easy and decadent dish that is simple to prepare! On the table in thirty minutes! Flavorful and full of flavor.

15 thoughts on “Grilled Lemon Herb Trout”

  • This is a great way to cook and present fish. Love grilling season, and this looks like a recipe we need to try soon. Now only if the weather would get warmer.

  • I love the presentation. Hubby catches sea trout but he fillets it so I don’t have a chance to make it whole. We do love our seafood. Right now we’re packing to go to the shore so Hubby can fish and get us some fresh fish. I’ll have to have him keep one whole so I can try out your recipe.

  • That is a great recipe for outdoor grilling. Love all the herbs that went into the recipe and that would have made it so much more flavorful.

  • This is really flavor full trout, I haven’t tried grilling whole fish yet. It looks easy and make delicious fish. lemon and herbs goes well with fish.

  • I love this time of year with all the grilling, this brings back childhood memories when we would grill fish by the sea, loving all the flavors in your grilled fish.

    • It’s a simple but great flavor combo! It definitely reminds me of childhood summers as well!

  • There’s nothing better than grilled fish. I absolutely love it. This recipe sounds so good. Herbs mix is just divine. I bet this taste so flavorful and delicious. Can’t wait to make it.

  • This is just delicious!!!!
    I adore fish cooked on the grill and this just had such amazing flavor and texture.
    thank you for the recipe 😀

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