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roasted steelhead trout with garlic lime butter

Steelhead Trout with Garlic Lime Butter Sauce

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This pan roasted steelhead trout recipe with garlic lime butter sauce is oven-roasted over a bed of sliced onions, seasoned with salt and dried herbs, and topped with a simple garlic butter lime sauce. 



Steelhead Trout 

  • 1.5 – 2 lbs steelhead trout
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 lemons
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbs Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried garlic granules

Garlic Lime Butter Sauce

  • 4 tbs butter
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 lime
  • pinch of salt


Steelhead Trout Recipe

  1. Heat oven to 425 ℉ (218 ℃).
  2. Slice 1.5 lemons into slices. Set aside. Cut an onion into slices. Put some olive oil with onions in a baking dish.
  3. Place fish on top of the onions. Squeeze half a lemon over fish. Season with salt, pepper, and any other dry ingredient you fancy.
  4. Slice lemons thinly. Place over top of fish.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the fish is cooked through (depends on the thickness and size of fish).
  6. Roast some veggies in a second pan if you like- it’s about the same cooking time.

Garlic Lime Butter

  1. Mash 6 large cloves of garlic with some salt using a mortar and pestle. Alternatively, mince the garlic finely.
  2. Add butter to the pan (roughly 4 tablespoons).
  3. Add the mashed garlic to the butter and cook on medium-high until garlic starts to turn golden.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 1 whole lime to the sauce. Stir, take off the heat.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the steelhead trout once the fish is out of the oven.


  • Sometimes I peel and slice a potato to go under the fish. If I had the potato, I will put the onion and potato in the oven without the fish for about 10 minutes. Then, I add the fish and complete cooking.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 483 calories
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 362 mg
  • Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 52 g
  • Cholesterol: 160 mg

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