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Baked Pecan Crusted Trout Recipe

Pecan crusted trout baked in the oven comes out perfectly fork tender with tons of flavor. Add parmesan or just crushed nuts on the outside. Similar to our Almond Crusted Salmon but with a different fish but just as delicious.

Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout

Herb trout with pecans or other crushed nuts on the outside give this piece of seafood a lot of crispy texture, flavor and depth. You can add shredded parmesan cheese as well for a more crusted outside or just use fresh herbs baked to perfection. (affiliate links present)

Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout

The flesh color of trout can vary depending on the specific species and diet. Brown and lake trout, for example, often have paler flesh, while brook and cutthroat varieties can have more vibrant orange or pink flesh. Rainbow trout are named for the colorful stripe or rainbow-like band that runs along their sides.

They have a characteristic pink to orange flesh, which is often more intense in color than that of other species. This coloration is influenced by their diet, which can include crustaceans and sea insects. You can use either one to make Oven Fried Fish this way.

Bake a Trout

Baked Trout Fillet

Is trout pink or white when cooked?

The color of cooked trout can vary depending on the species and diet of the fish. In general, trout meat can range from pale pink to white when cooked. It will lighten with heat but typically does have a pinkish hue to it, but not as bright as salmon.

It is always ideal to use fresh meat. If you don’t see any packaged in the meat section of your store you can ask your butcher. In the case that you’re Baking Frozen Fish in Oven I would allow for half the cook time as directed, then brush on the egg wash and sprinkle on your coating instead of rolling as we did here.

You can really add in any type of diced herbs you like to Baked Trout, I would suggest one to two of your favorites. If you chose to add parmesan I would use a few tbsp so you can really get it to stick nicely with everything else. If you need to know how to bread fish without egg you could alternatively brush on mayonnaise (my choice) or olive oil instead.

Baked Trout in Oven

Baked Trout in Oven

You could make this as an Air Fryer Fish Recipe as well if you had that machine. Difference is that it takes a little less time and the outside will get really crispy and crunchy. Not in a bad way, the center should still remain tender if you don’t over-bake it.

  • 4 fillets trout all similar sizes
  • Pecans crushed fine
  • 1.5 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg, whisked in a bowl
  • All purpose flour

The pan you use depends on how large your pieces are. This will coat 4 medium size pieces. You could easily double or triple this and use make a baking sheet pan fish instead of a 9×9 pan full. You just want a little bit of a lip to catch the juices that will be released.

Now if you wanted to use this coating to Fry a Whole Fish just note that it would likely take longer because of the thickness, and the outsides will fall off a bit in the hot oil. Still wonderful to try as another option but the nuts won’t adhere as well.

Baked Trout Fillet

Bake a Trout

How long does it take to bake trout fillets? The baking time will vary based on the thickness of the fillets. As a general rule of thumb: For pieces that are approximately 1/2 to 1 inch thick, bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Thicker may need more time to bake for 18-20 minutes or slightly longer. Keep an eye on them as overdoing it will dry them out and be no good. You can do this same idea with other meats as well, or with cheese like our Crusted Parmesan Steak!

  • In a small bowl, stir together crushed nuts, salt, black pepper and rosemary.
  • Pour flour into a separate bowl or plate.
  • Pat dry the fillets with paper towels and roll in flour.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg.
  • Dredge each piece of the fish with egg (or could brush with mayonnaise instead.)
  • Then roll each filet in the nut mixture to coat the outside.
  • Lay inside a sprayed 9×9 dish or sheet pan with skin side down.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until flaky in the thickest part. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Baked trout is a versatile fish that pairs well with a variety of side dishes. When planning a meal with trout, consider balancing the flavors and textures for a well-rounded dining experience. From a side salad, to Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes on a sheet pan, or rice, everything goes.

For dessert you can use these same nuts to make something sweet!! Our Pecan Bundt Cake is always a hit and would go well after this has been enjoyed for sure.

Pecan Crusted Trout

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Pecan Crusted Trout

Pecan crusted trout baked in the oven comes out perfectly fork tender with tons of flavor. Add parmesan or just crushed nuts on the outside.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, pecan, trout
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 375kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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  • In a small bowl, stir together crushed nuts, salt, black pepper and rosemary (and parmesan if adding). Pour flour into a separate bowl or plate, can add a pinch of salt and pepper into that too. Pat dry the fillets with paper towels and roll in flour.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg. Dredge each piece of the fish with egg (or could brush with mayonnaise instead.) Then roll each filet in the nut mixture to coat the outside.
  • Lay inside a sprayed 9×9 dish. Preheat oven to 400 F. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until flaky in the thickest part. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Pecan Crusted Trout
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 379mg16%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 106IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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