Buttery Baked Trout with Capers & Dill

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These buttery baked trout fillets are topped with cooked and raw red onion, tangy capers and fresh dill. This trout recipe is perfect served with potatoes and a light salad.

This trout is an absolute butter filled dream 😍

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Overhead shot of buttery trout with lemon and red onion

I think everything needs to be cooked in butter forever and always. Especially fish because it makes it super soft and tender. I honestly don’t think you can go wrong.

This recipe is made up of a few perfect fish accompaniments like tangy and briney capers and herby dill. The whole dish is so simple but all the ingredients perfectly compliment each other.

We served our trout with roast potatoes and salad on a Monday night and it made for the most wonderful start to the week!

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Overhead shot of lemons and red onions on top of trout on a blue background

Why we love this baked trout…

It’s such an easy recipe which looks so much more impressive than it actually is thanks to a heavenly combination of very pretty ingredients.

You can make this recipe in less than 20 minutes which makes it a dream for a weeknight dinner when you want an extra special meal without all the work.

It’s a great gluten free recipe which makes it great if you’re avoiding gluten.

You can serve this recipe in so many different ways. It would be great with salad and potatoes, delicious flaked through pasta or even just with some green veg on the side.

Roasted trout with a cream cloth and gold forks

Overhead close up of lemon slices and red onion on top of cooked fish

Buttery Roasted Trout Ingredients

This section is here to provide further tips and ideas for alternative ingredients. The full recipe and instructions are included in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!

Lemon: Because what’s a fish recipe without lemon, really?

Trout Fillets: We love the delicate flavour of trout but you could use a different fish if you prefer. Salmon would also work great.

Butter: This is basically the key to this recipe…it makes the dish so rich and indulgent.

Olive Oil

Red Onion: There’s both cooker and raw red onion in this recipe which adds so much flavour!

Capers: These add the perfect tang to the trout.

Dill: Another fish classic…leave off or switch for parsley if you’re not a fan!

Nigella Seeds: Pretty and tasty!

 

Overhead shot of a white dish of baked fish on a blue surface

Close up of fish topped with lemon, dill and onion

How to make buttered trout

Prepare the trout: Heat the oven and slice the lemon. Put the trout fillets in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.

Heat the butter: Put the butter in a saucepan and heat until it starts to brown. Add the olive oil, lemon slices and half the onion. Cook until the onion is starting to crisp then add the capers.

Cook the fish: Pour the butter mixture over the fish and bake for 10-12 minutes. Serve topped with the dill, nigella seeds and sliced onion.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

 

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Close up of buttery baked trout with lemon and dill

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Buttery Baked Trout with Capers & Dill

These buttery baked trout fillets are topped with cooked and raw red onion, tangy capers and fresh dill. This trout recipe is perfect served with potatoes and a light salad.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 674kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Trout Fillets
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 40 g Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Jarred Capers drained
  • Bunch Dill Sprigs to serve
  • 2 tbsp Nigella Seeds to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 160°C/320°F. Slice half the lemon and remove the seeds.
  • Put the trout fillets in a baking dish and season well with salt and pepper.
  • Put the butter in a small saucepan and heat over a medium-high heat. Cook for a few minutes until the butter starts to brown. Add the olive oil, lemon slices and half the onion slices. Season again and continue to cook until the onion and lemon are starting to crisp. Add the capers.
  • Pour the butter mixture over the fish. Put in the oven and bake until just cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle over the dill and nigella seeds. Squeeze over the other half of the lemon and scatter over the sliced onion. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Buttery Baked Trout with Capers & Dill
Amount Per Serving
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 240mg80%
Sodium 292mg12%
Potassium 1342mg38%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 72g144%
Vitamin A 694IU14%
Vitamin C 32mg39%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Jess
    26/09/2020 at 1:50 PM

    5 stars
    You had me at butter! Love the capers and dill combo too!

  • Reply
    Kara
    26/09/2020 at 2:28 PM

    5 stars
    Such a quick and easy recipe and so delicious. I love the addition of nigella seeds.

  • Reply
    Melinda Fewless
    26/09/2020 at 4:07 PM

    5 stars
    This had so much flavor and was a hit for our whole family!

  • Reply
    Traci
    26/09/2020 at 5:07 PM

    5 stars
    This. is. the. best! I absolutely love trout and these flavors combined take it to the next level. Thanks for sharing this winner!

  • Reply
    Julie
    26/09/2020 at 5:31 PM

    I love to learn new ways to make fish. This sounds so flavorful

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