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Spicy Lemon Trout

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)
Serve with a spinach-mushroom salad and French bread.


  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) dressed trout fillets
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 12 thin lemon slices (about 2 lemons)
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 374
  • caloriesfromfat 38 %
  • fat 15.7 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 5.6 g
  • polyfat 4.5 g
  • protein 52.7 g
  • carbohydrate 6.4 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 156 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 424 mg
  • calcium 235 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine juice and oil; brush inside of fish. Combine thyme, salt, paprika, and pepper; sprinkle evenly inside cavity of each fish. Place 3 lemon slices into cavity of each fish. Place fish on broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.

  3. Wine note: Chardonnay comes in a wide variety of styles, and Tormaresca Chardonnay 2006 ($11) from Italy's Puglia region is well-balanced, fresh, and lean. This wine's modest amount of oak tones helps it remain bright and fruity. Its fresh mineral qualities complement the delicate flavors of the fish, while the zippy acidity resonates with the lemon and smoky paprika. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Cook's Notes

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