Grilled Trout with Cherry Compote

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Grilled Trout with Cherry CompoteRecipe

Photo: Justin Walker

If you can't find whole trout, use fillets; they'll only need to grill for about 4 minutes. You can also use 20 ounces frozen, thawed cherries: Use the liquid (don't drain them); simmer in step 1 until the liquid almost fully evaporates before stirring in the port and honey.

Serves 4 (serving size: about 4 1/2 oz. fish and 1/4 cup compote)


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3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons minced shallots
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 1/2 cups fresh Bing cherries, pitted and halved
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1/4 cup port wine
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 (3- to 4-lb.) whole trout (with heads and tails)
Thyme sprigs
Cooking spray
Lemon wedges


Active: 35 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium. Add shallots and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cherries, walnuts, sage, and minced thyme; cook 2 minutes. Add port and honey, scraping pan. Bring to a simmer; cook 3 minutes or until syrupy. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cool slightly.

2. Preheat grill to high.

3. Debone trout (optional), removing spine and ribs with a fillet knife; leave head, tail, and skin intact. Brush fish, inside and out, with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; season with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stuff cavities with thyme sprigs.

4. Place trout, skin side down, on grill grates coated with cooking spray. Cover and grill for 6 to 8 minutes or until flesh flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with cherry compote and lemon wedges.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 446
Fat 24.3 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 10.7 g
Polyfat 8.1 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 88 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 554 mg
Calcium 146 mg
Sugars 18 g
Est. Added Sugars 5 g