Steelhead Trout Recipe

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Steelhead Trout Recipe

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Prep

15 minutes

Cook

30 minutes

Yield

4

An easy, colorful and healthy steelhead trout recipe that is Greek-inspired and so good for you.

Steelhead trout can often be confused with salmon to the naked eye. It has the same pinkish color and cooks similarly. The best part though? Trout is usually more budget-friendly, making it a great fish to serve for a group or your family. This steelhead trout recipe takes a lean source of protein and roasts it with a yummy Greek dressing, hearty quinoa, and fresh veggies. Serve it like a platter and enjoy!

Steelhead trout on a dish full of veggies

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Steelhead Trout Recipe

  • Healthy: Trout is a lean source of protein with omega-3’s, combine that with the nutritional benefits of all the veg and quinoa in this recipe, and you’ve got an incredibly healthy meal
  • Flavorful: It may be healthy but it doesn’t lack flavor. The Greek dressing, the feta, the tzatziki, everything just comes together to add so much flavor

🍲 Ingredients

Steelhead Trout – Mild and slightly sweet with a buttery taste, steelhead trout has a flaky texture, and it’s truly a delicious fish. Bonus that it is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids to.

Pickled Onions – This can be such an easy thing to prep to use in this steelhead trout recipe and to just keep in your fridge to toss in salads, on tacos, or anything you like. Here is the recipe that only takes five minutes to make.

Close up of steelhead trout

👩‍🍳 How to Make Steelhead Trout Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the steelhead trout filet in the middle of the baking sheet. Season with the salt, pepper, pressed garlic cloves and olive oil, making sure to spread the seasoning all over the fish using your hands or the back of a spoon. Place the slices of lemon and orange overlapping to cover the top of the trout and set aside.
  2. While the oven is preheating, cook the quinoa, prep the vegetables and make the Greek dressing.
  3. When the quinoa is done cooking and the oven has preheated, cook the prepared steelhead trout for 12-18 minutes or until the trout is done to your desired doneness.
  4. When the trout is done cooking, set aside to rest as you assemble the board/platter. Use a large cutting board or sheet pan and line with parchment paper. Assemble the cooked quinoa, vegetables and dips around the edges of the board or sheet pan, leaving a spot in the middle for the cooked trout. Season the cucumber and tomatoes with a big pinch of salt. Then, gently place the trout in the middle, drizzle the Greek dressing over the entire platter and serve family style (reference the recipe photos for serving inspiration!)

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Tzaziki, Hummus & Spicy Feta Dip: You can make all these dips very easily with recipes on my blog, however, recognizing you may not want to make three dips for dinner, you can buy store-bought versions too.
  • Can’t find steelhead trout? No stress. Use a large filet of salmon instead. This recipe can be used interchangeably with the two.
  • Quinoa: Serve this recipe with any kind of grain you prefer.


🗒 Substitutions

  • Steelhead Trout: Swap with a large filet of salmon
  • Spicy Feta Dip: Replace with your fav store-bought dip or just serve with tzatziki
  • Basil: Don’t have basil? Use whatever herbs you have on hand. Mint can add an interesting pop of flavor too


🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

This dish does best when served fresh. If you have leftovers, store in an airtight container and eat them sooner rather than later for maximum freshness.

🤔 Common Questions

Is steelhead trout the same as salmon?

No. Although these two fish will look the same as a filet, they are two different fish. They can be used interchangeably in most cases.

How to know when steelhead trout is cooked?

It should reach the internal temperature of 140-145 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, stick a knife into the thickest part of the fish, leave it there for about 10-15 seconds, and full it out. If the knife feels hot, it should be good.

Steelhead Trout Recipe

5 from 3 votes
An easy, colorful and healthy steelhead trout recipe that is Greek-inspired and so good for you.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 1071 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the steelhead trout

  • 500-600 g filet of steelhead trout
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed or grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 small orange, sliced

For serving

  • 1 1/4 cups dry quinoa, cooked
  • 1 cup pickled onions (use our pickled onion recipe if desired)
  • 2 cups chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups chopped baby tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup chopped kalamata or black olives
  • 1/3 cup capers
  • 1 cup hummus
  • 1 cup tzatziki (use our easy Greek tzatziki recipe)
  • 1 cup spicy Greek feta dip (Tirokafteri) (use our Spicy Greek Feta Dip recipe)

For the Greek dressing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the steelhead trout filet in the middle of the baking sheet. Season with the salt, pepper, pressed garlic cloves and olive oil, making sure to use spread the seasoning all over the fish using your hands or the back of a spoon.
  • Place the slices of lemon and orange overlapping to cover the top of the trout and set aside.
  • While the oven is preheating, cook the quinoa, prep the vegetables and make the Greek dressing.
  • When the quinoa is done cooking and the oven has preheated, cook the prepared steelhead trout for 12-18 minutes or until the trout is done to your desired doneness.
  • When the trout is done cooking, set aside to rest as you assemble the board/platter.
    Use a large cutting board or sheet pan and line with parchment paper. Assemble the cooked quinoa, vegetables and dips around the edges of the board or sheet pan, leaving a spot in the middle for the cooked trout. Season the cucumber and tomatoes with a big pinch of salt. Then, gently place the trout in the middle, drizzle the Greek dressing over the entire platter and serve family style (reference the recipe photos for serving inspiration!)

Video

Notes

  • If you can’t find steelhead trout, a large filet of salmon will also work for this recipe.
  • Instead of serving with quinoa, try making a batch of our fluffy Greek pitas or another grain of choice like rice.
  • Mix and match the dips of your choosing; if you want, just serve with tzatziki.
  • If you like this recipe, try our One Pan Oven Baked Fish and Tomatoes

Nutrition

Calories: 1071kcal | Carbohydrates: 81.2g | Protein: 51.2g | Fat: 63.9g | Saturated Fat: 15.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 116.4mg | Sodium: 1648.1mg | Fiber: 9.9g | Sugar: 14.2g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Peggy T

I would like to make this as a buffet option for a large group (30 adults) – may I make it ahead and chill or serve at room temp? If so, is salmon preferred over trout or vice versa if cooking ahead?

Thanks for clarifying

Maria Koutsogiannis

I would have everyting on sheet pans in the fridge. Once guests arrive remove from fridge and bring to room temp. The food and serve! I think it’s best hot!

Peggy T

I would like to make this as a buffet option for a large group (30 adults) – may I make it ahead and chill or serve at room temp? If so, is salmon preferred over trout or vice versa if cooking ahead?
I am looking for make ahead options – this looks delicious and like a great option
Thanks for clarifying

Marlana Quaill

5 stars
Loved this recipe! I couldn’t find steelhead trout so I used salmon and it was phenomenal. The citrus perfectly complimented the fish. I added spinach / arugula to the quinoa and zatar on top of the tzatziki and hummus. Capers, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives really pulled it all together.

Maria Koutsogiannis

This makes me so happy, thank you so much!

Collette

This was so delicious and the recipe was easy to follow. My whole family loved it. Highly recommend!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Collette! This means so much to me!

Natalie

5 stars
I made this for my whole family and we loved it! Thank you so much for the Blue Zone Recipes, Maria.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Natalie!

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