20-Minute 4-Ingredient Lemon Butter Trout Recipe Is Exceptional by 30Seconds Food

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22 days ago
20-Minute 4-Ingredient Lemon Butter Trout Recipe Is Exceptional

Simple meals are sometimes (OK, usually) the best. With minimal prep, ingredients and cooking time, this easy skillet trout seafood recipe with lemon butter sauce is the definition of a simple meal. Not to mention the health benefits of fish.

Serve this easy fish recipe with a fresh salad and vegetable for a complete, healthy meal. If you're not a fan of trout, substitute your favorite fish for dinner.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 trout fillets, with skin 
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 lemons (1 thinly sliced and 1 juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the butter in a small skillet (10 to 12 inches) over medium-high heat.  Season the fish with salt and pepper and place, skin side down, in the pan. Top with the lemon slices.
  2. Cook the fish, basting with the butter, until cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes (do not flip it over). Sprinkle with the parsley and drizzle with lemon juice. 

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Trout is so good and this simple recipe makes it even better!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
My favorite way to prepare fish - simple butter and lemon. So easy and so delicious.

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