Blackened (cajun) Trout

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

this is an adopted recipe. i changed it from char as i am not familiar with it to trout. this is a very simple recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 lbs trout
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon cajun spices


  1. Fillet the trout(fresh or thawed) about 25 mm thick (1-1/2").
  2. Don't be afraid to substitute halibut, perch, shrimp, or any firm-fleshed seafood or fish for the char.
  3. Melt butter in a cast-iron or heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium high heat.
  4. Add Cajun spice and heat thoroughly.
  5. Place fillets in pan.
  6. Squeeze juice of one lemon into pan.
  7. Cook fish for about 5 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve with remaining lemon wedges and pan drippings.


Most Helpful

I halved this recipe since there are only two of us and used 2 lbs of trout fillets. We loved the lemony butter with a kick from the cajun seasoning. Will make this again and I can't wait to try it with halibut.

LainieBug December 30, 2008

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