Buttery trout with capers

Buttery trout with capers

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Don't turn straight to salmon, trout is a wonderful classic fish with a great flavour, especially in this recipe. Or, make it veggie with halloumi

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal345
  • fat26g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.04g
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  • 4 thick trout fillets



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • squeeze lemon juice
  • handful parsley, leaves chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 tbsp caper, rinsed



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Rinse the fish, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Put in a roasting tray, season, then dot with a third of the butter. Roast for 10-12 mins.

  2. When the fish is almost ready, melt the remaining butter in a frying pan. Turn up the heat until it turns brown. Take off the heat, then add lemon juice, parsley and capers. Pour over the fish, then serve with green beans.

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Comments (14)

ecollins's picture

Very easy to make. Simple, quick, tasty. My only observation was that I didn't find the caper sauce sharp enough so I did add a squeeze of lemon juice too but this depends on the capers used and also how sharp you like the sauce. I think the butter needed the sharpness to cut through it a little. Great dish though.

cascreer's picture

Really easy and a great 20 min dish start to finish.

mcgreen78's picture

Trout not normally my favourite fish but I really enjoyed it using this recipe. Very quick and easy to do and very tasty.

AJHardy's picture

Made this with cod and had runner beans and homemade chips. It was lovely, next time I will add more lemon.

lucanchan's picture

Simple, easy, tastes great!! I was in a hurry and couldn't wait for the oven so used the grill instead and had it with cous cows. Fridge to plate 10mins.

ammybsas's picture

Very tasty!!! But it's much better with white fish! :)

clairesorrell's picture

Simply delicious and perfect if you aren't overly confident with fish.

howler1978's picture

I made it last night with green beans. Probably needs some new potatoes with it though too else you'll have cleared your plates within nano seconds! Enjoyed it though, will make it again I am sure.

jennyh10's picture

Made this tonight with new potatoes, broccoli and peas - absolutely lovely. Our trout fillets were very thin so I didn't roast them, just pan fried them in the butter and added the other ingredients at the end. I did feel that the capers overpowered the flavour slightly so I think next time I'll use fewer and maybe chop or crush them. Will definitely make again though.

rwgreenrose's picture

Very nice made it numerous times now. My 3 yr old loves it served with rice as a side dish.

newmanor1's picture

Did this for my friend with a whole fresh Rainbow Trout and served it with Asparagus and PS Broccoli ... absolutely delicious. Thank you

vivaves's picture

this is pretty nice, but couldn't help thinking that white fish like cod or hake would have been nicer with the capers. might try that! I fried the fish in the pan before adding the capers and other ingredients, to save washing up!

elaines's picture

So quick, so delicious. Takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, but looks like restaurant food. We served it with asparagus and spring greens.

catbail's picture

We all love this, incredibly quick and simple but tastes gorgeous. I've tried it with salmon and cod too, great with both.

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