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Grilled Trout with Lemon-Caper Mayonnaise

Spreading a little mayonnaise on a thin, white, flaky fish like trout before grilling keeps it moist and adds rich flavor.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons capers

  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Four 10-ounce boneless rainbow trout, heads and pin bones removed


  1. In a mini food processor, pulse the scallions, capers, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest and mayonnaise until the scallions are finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of the lemon-caper mayonnaise on each side of each trout; season with salt and pepper. Grill the fish over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred and cooked through, 6 minutes. Serve the trout with the remaining mayonnaise.

Serve With

Grilled fennel wedges and grilled scallions.

Suggested Pairing

This goes well with a Citrusy Riesling.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published June 2010

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