Trout Recipes

Bacon Grilled Cajun Trout recipe

A wonderful and rustic dish that will make any summer night into a memorable event. Fresh trout is wrapped in bacon and grilled until crispy, before being topped with a savory Cajun-style sauce. Spicy cajun seasoning, crispy bacon, and tender trout make this dish perfect for summer barbecues.

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole trout (approximately 1 pound each) cleaned, with heads and tails removed
  • 1 (16 0z) bottle Cajun-style marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (14.5) oz canned diced tomatoes
  • ½ c. green pepper, minced
  • ½ c. celery, minced
  • ½ c. onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • ¼ c. bacon bits
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • Butcher twine

Directions:

  1. Set up grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Prepare by brushing grate with oil.

  2. In large ziplog bag combine trout and marinade, reserving ¼ c. marinade for sauce. Seal bag and marinate trout for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

  3. In a small saucepan heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Saute green pepper, celery and onion until tender and aromatic, approximately 5-7 minutes. Add marinade, tomatoes, Cajun seasoning and bacon bits. Bring to a boil, and lower heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and set aside.

  4. Cut Butcher twine into 12-inch long pieces, preparing 12 pieces of twine. Lay 3 pices of twine horizontally on a sheet pan,evenly spaced. Lay 1 slice of bacon vertically on top of bucher twine, and place 1 fish on top of bacon slice. Top fish with another slice of bacon and tie each piece of twine so that each fish has 3 knots securely holding fish in place. Repeat process for remaining fish.

  5. Place whole fish on grill and cook for 15-18 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from grill, cut away twine, and top with prepared Cajun sauce. Serve warm.

Author: Catherine Herzog.

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Abbreviations
tbsptablespoon
ozounce
ccup
Conversions
1 lbabout 454g (453.59 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)

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Published: February 26, 2012
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