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Lemon Baked Trout

Simple, fresh, healthy, and delicious! This Lemon Baked Trout recipe takes just a few minutes of work and turns out a simple dish that works well for any busy night of the week.

Lemon Baked Trout Recipe

This post has been sponsored by alli®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

For me, fish is one of those things that I will always order when we are out because it feels very fancy and to be honest, preparing fish (besides fish sticks, I mean) has always intimidated me just a little bit. I have a whole category on this site for seafood, but it basically just consists of shrimp. So I thought we should remedy that with this simple recipe for Lemon Baked Trout.

I’m not sure what intimidated me about cooking fish — or buying it for that matter — because this was honestly the easiest thing I cooked all week.

It was almost as easy as making a bowl of cereal. Not even kidding.

How to Cook Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout filets were easy to purchase – they were available at my local grocer fresh both times I went looking for them – and a whole pound was actually quite a lot of fish! And it was affordable ( a pleasant surprise because I swear last time I ordered trout in a restaurant it was like $15 for one little piece).

Add Fresh Lemon Juice to Fish

The preparation here was crazy simple — squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish, cover with thinly sliced onions, sprinkle with pepper, cover with foil, and bake!

Sliced Onions for lemon Baked Trout

It took me less than 5 minutes of actual work.

Lemon Baked Trout - Healthy Recipe

Lemon Baked Trout is WINNING at the numbers game — this recipe serves 4 good sized portions at just 154 calories each and a whopping 23 grams of protein.

Healthy choices made easy.Easy Low Calorie Lemon Baked Trout

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Lemon Baked Trout
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Serves: serves 4
  • 1 ib uncooked rainbow trout
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onions
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Place trout filets in a 9x12-inch baking pan. Sprinkle the juice of a ½ a lemon over each fillet. Layer onions over the top of each fish. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  3. Cover pan of trout with foil and bake until done, about 20-30 minutes. Fish is done when it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
**Nutrition facts are estimates only**
Nutrition Information
Calories: 154.1 Fat: 3.9 Saturated fat: .8 Carbohydrates: 5.2 Sugar: 2.2 Sodium: 36.3 Fiber: 1.5 Protein: 23.5

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