Trout with crisp bacon crust

Trout with crisp bacon crust

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Trout is often overlooked when it comes to a quick supper but this recipe proves it should be on the weekday menu

Nutrition and extra info

  • Raw, if not previously frozen
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal297
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.72g
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  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 sprigs thyme


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1 lemon, zested and cut into quarters



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g fresh breadcrumb (about two slices)
  • 4 rainbow trout fillets



    Freshwater trout: 

    Farmed rainbow trout has pretty, spotty skin…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Finely chop the bacon, then mix together with the thyme, lemon zest and breadcrumbs. Place the fish fillets in a lightly oiled baking dish, then sprinkle a quarter of the breadcrumb mixture over each fillet.

  2. Arrange the lemon wedges around the fish and drizzle with the oil. Roast the fish for 8-10 mins until it is cooked through, flakes easily and the topping is golden. Serve with steamed veg and boiled new potatoes.

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Comments (18)

KelleeP's picture

Really yummy. I only had an orange not a lemon so used this instead. Also finished under the grill as others suggested. Served on veg couscous with side salad.

spangledbum's picture

Great recipe for trout as I agree it can be a bit bland. Used the tip of finishing it off under the grill which worked really well.

chanelu's picture

Love this! So easy to rustle up and really very tasty, goes excellently with the potatoes, beans and cress as suggested. Very nice midweek dish.

reidjan's picture

lovely way to serve up trout, very tasty and looked very professional, served with new potatoes and broccoli

apnomis's picture

Quick and simple recipe and quite tasty - I used smoked streaky bacon and served with the new potatoes with beans and cress recipe.

42-thanet-pat's picture

Used quinoa flakes instead of breadcrumbs , place trout on sprigs of thyme, crushed garlic and chopped spring onions.

heidicav's picture

Used finely chopped chorizo instead of bacon and blitzed up a couple of garlic naan breads for the breadcrumbs. Grilled the whole thing for 7 minutes so the topping was really crispy. Very quick and easy to prepare. I served it with white rice with onion, cabbage and fennel seeds stirred through.

bsnowdon's picture

I tried this last night and it was delicious, really easy to make and even my 3 yr old ate it all up. The only change I made was to crisp up the bacon before adding. We had it with ribbon pasta with spinach & pine nuts.

sam_roberts88's picture

This is a firm favorite in our house, we use a little more bacon and little less lemon! And I cook the bacon a bit first. Yummy!

strathyre1's picture

Tried this but added smoked chopped bacon, very good. I served it with the creamy potato salad fron another trout recipe. this also worked very well together.

heathersweather's picture

Got two whopper trout today,looking at this recipe its says streaky bacon,would it be better with smoked streaky bacon? as trout can be really bland and this would add some flavour anyone done this?

dutes8080's picture

Absolutely great quick recipe. All enjoyed it very much indeed. Kept it simple and served with new Potatoes and Green Beans

abwettar's picture

Well, we liked it so much we had it again the other day!! It really is a great recipe to try out n_n

abwettar's picture

My little brother went fishing with our Grandad and caught some rainbow trout and I was asked to look for some good recipes for my mam, I'm glad I came here 8D

carriewykes's picture

Quick and very easy to make but it wasn't a hit with me. Wouldn't be in a rush to make it again, would find a different recipe instead when using trout.

10095412's picture

we got some trout in at work for the first time i was asked to come up with an idea for it so i cam on here and filleting fish is easy enough so i thought i would try this out of the 11 servings i sent out i got compliments 7 times and now this has a regular apperance on our specials bored i give it 10/10 (it also got me a pay rise) New potatoes with beans & cress compliments this dish and you can also you the dressing for your fish as well try it

danielg's picture

This recipe looks extremly tasty and i thought it was lush

nigelwelch's picture

Enjoyed this very much, easy to prepare. I finished it off under the grill for 3 mins. to crisp up the topping which definatly improved it

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