German Grilled Trout

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Olha7397

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

Top Review by Thorsten

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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