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lake trout in grill basket

Grilled Lake Trout Recipe (How to Cook Trout on the Grill)

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This grilled lake trout recipe is the EASIEST way to cook lake trout in less than 15 min. Cooking trout on the grill is as easy as seasoning + grilling!


  • 4 6-oz. lake trout fillets
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. old bay seasoning OR 4 cloves minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place pats of butter on lake trout, flesh side up.
  3. Add filets to a fish grill pan or aluminum foil.
  4. Cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, until fish flakes easily. Thinner pieces will only take 3 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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