Monday, November 8, 2010

Stuffed Trout

My Dad is a really good cook. He and I have different cooking styles but he is a very focused cook and everything he attempts is delicious. He dares to try new things and I love that about him. We were invited to dinner Sunday to taste a new recipe he was trying out involving a 5 pound Utah Trout he'd recently caught. Upon removing his creation from the oven he exclaimed "Blog it!" ... which I thought was really sweet and funny... then I looked at it, sent my daughter upstairs to get my sister and her "fancy" camera and had her shoot some shots. It was lovely but what's even better is it was delicious! He told me he'd searched the web and found this recipe on Taste Book. You could use a salmon or even a white fish (lean toward a more dense and less flaky fish) and it would be incredible! It's mild yet full of flavor...

Stuffed Trout

1 5-8lb. Trout
1/2lb. cooked shrimp-chopped
1/2lb. shredded crab meat (my Dad used canned)
6T butter
3T onion-finely chopped
3T parsley-chopped
3T celery-chopped
1 1/2C breadcrumbs
2 eggs-beaten
salt and pepper
extra butter

Split and clean trout (fillet if desired). Prepare shrimp and crab. Melt butter and saute onion, parsley and celery until softened. Remove from heat and add breadcrumbs, crab meat, shrimp and eggs. Mix well, season with salt and pepper and stuff trout. Brush exterior with butter and bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. Baste with butter once while baking.

Serve with fresh lemon


  1. You have such a great family. So nice that your Dad likes to cook. This recipe definitely needed to be blogged about!

  2. Fresh trout stuffed with crab? I can't think of anything better. It looks as though your dad is quite the chef.

  3. You are lucky, my father doesn't cook at all. This is a great way to cook fish. I am sure all these herbs enhance its flavor a great deal.

  4. What a great blog post- love that you put your Dad's trout up. My husband loves trout and crab, this would be like his dream dinner. I'm in the middle of writting a cookbook with my Mother and Father about their favorite childhood dishes and it's been so rewarding to cook and discuss food memories with them. We're lucky to live so close to our folks!