Chorizo-Stuffed Trout

When shopping for this dish, be sure to pick up Mexican chorizo, which is made from fresh pork (as opposed to Spanish chorizo, which uses smoked pork).

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 whole trout and 1 lemon wedge)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 201
  • Calories from fat: 35%
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 23.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.5g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 459mg
  • Calcium: 44mg


  • 4 (1-ounce) slices white bread
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped mushrooms (about 8 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 (6-ounce) dressed whole trout
  • Cooking spray
  • 10 lemon wedges


  1. 1. Position one oven rack in the middle of oven and another oven rack on the bottom level of oven. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. 2. Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 2 cups.
  3. 3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and next 3 ingredients (through chorizo) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in breadcrumbs, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. 4. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper evenly inside of fish. Spoon 1/4 cup mushroom mixture inside each fish. Place fish on 2 jelly-roll pans coated with cooking spray. Place pans on middle and bottom oven racks. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Rotate pans on racks; bake an additional 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork or desired degree of doneness. Serve with lemon wedges.
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