German Grilled Trout

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tasty trout marinated in white wine and lemon. The Great International Barbecue Book


  1. If the trout are frozen, thaw.
  2. Rinse and dry the fish, removing the heads if you like.
  3. Cut 3 shallow gashes on each side of the fish.
  4. Rub fish with the salt and pepper, and arrange side by side in an oblong pan or dish.
  5. Mix wine, lemon juice, and rind.
  6. Pour the mixture over fish and let marinate for 2 hours, turning a few times.
  7. Use a double-hinged wire grill and spread the bay leaves over one side.
  8. Drain the trout and arrange over the bay leaves.
  9. Brush top with melted butter.
  10. Close the grill, and place it 5 inches over heat.
  11. Grill 20 minutes; turn rack several times and baste the fish with melted butter.
  12. Discard bay leaves.
  13. Serve fish with lemon quarters and grilled tomatoes. Serves 6-12.
Most Helpful

The bay leaves give a wonderful flavour to this easy to grill trout. The marination reduces somewhat grilling time. My trout was done to perfection in about 10 minutes. Thanks for this recipe.

Thorsten June 02, 2007

Definitely a keeper! The bay leaf et al imparted a very nice flavor to the trout. Grill time was 10 minutes total---the fish was done to perfection! This is how we will make our fresh trout from now on. Thank you!

BecR May 30, 2006