Oven Steamed Trout in Parchment

Oven Steamed Trout in Parchment


Oven Steamed Trout in Parchment

Baked Trout in parchment - make a Wow! statement at dinner by giving everyone their own "present" to unwrap! | www.lakesidetable.com

This easy recipe is fun to do because it makes a great presentation at the table.  It’s like opening up a package just for you on your plate. How cool is that? | www.lakesidetable.com

  • Author: Madalaine
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking


  • 4 (6 oz) trout filets
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel, zested
  • 1 tablespoon preserved lemon peel, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper


  • cookie sheet
  • mixing bowl
  • parchment paper*
  • zester, knife and cutting board


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. In a bowl combine parsley, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, preserved lemon, salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Fold a 12″ x 15″ piece of parchment in half and fold ends (about a 1/2 inch) under three times leaving the long side open.
  4. Place 1 trout in each “bag” skin side down, equally divide the parsley mixture and sprinkle over the trout.
  5. Crimp the opening closed and form a tight seal.
  6. Place the parchment packages on the cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until the fish is flaky.


*Brown paper lunch bags work well for this also.  Some fancy gourmand stores carry parchment bags too.

These packets can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.