Fisherman's Grilled Trout

  • Recipe courtesy Dave McCoy
Total Time:
25 min
20 min
Inactive Prep:
5 min
6 servings


  • 6 trout fillets
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion
  • Large lemon
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • Salt and ground black pepper
    • 6 aluminum sheets, approximately 12 by 12 inches


    Heat grill to medium-high heat.

    Rinse fillets and pat dry. Slice onion into 1/8-inch rings, and set aside. Slice lemon into 1/8-inch rings, remove seeds and set aside.

    Rub 1 clove of crushed garlic over the fillet. Place fillet in the center of the aluminum foil. Top with 1 pat of butter, 2 to 3 onion rings, then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover fish with 1 or 2 lemon rings. Fold aluminum foil around fish to create a sealed package. Repeat for each fillet.

    Place packets on hot grill for 5 minutes or until cooked through, careful not to overcook the fillets. Remove fish from foil, plate and serve immediately.