How Do You Cook Rainbow Trout Jamie Oliver?

Rainbow trout is a delicious and nutritious fish that is found in freshwater rivers and lakes. It’s easy to cook and can be prepared in various ways, making it a versatile dish for any meal. In this article, we will discuss how to cook rainbow trout using Jamie Oliver’s recipe.


  • 2 whole rainbow trout (gutted and scaled)
  • 2 lemons (1 sliced, 1 juiced)
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves of garlic (sliced)
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Step 1: Prepare the Trout

  • Rinse the trout with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper both inside and outside of the fish.
  • Cut three diagonal slits on each side of the fish.

Step 2: Prepare the Marinade

  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, thyme leaves, sliced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour half of the marinade over the trout. Make sure it gets inside the cuts you made earlier.
  • Add sliced lemons on top of each fish.
  • Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  • Step 3: Cooking Time!
    • Preheat your oven to 200ยฐC/400ยฐF/gas 6.

    • Take the marinated trout out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature for 10 minutes.

    • Place the fish on a large sheet of aluminum foil and pour the remaining marinade on top.

    • Wrap the fish tightly with aluminum foil, making sure there are no gaps for steam to escape.
    • Place the fish in a baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

    Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

    • Carefully unwrap the fish from the foil and transfer it to a serving platter.
    • Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired, and serve with your favorite side dishes like roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes.


    • If you don’t have thyme, you can use other herbs like rosemary or parsley in the marinade.
    • You can also grill or pan-fry the trout instead of baking it in the oven. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
    • Make sure not to overcook the trout as it will become dry and lose its flavor.
    • In conclusion, cooking rainbow trout using Jamie Oliver’s recipe is easy, delicious, and healthy. By following these simple steps, you can prepare a restaurant-quality dish at home that will impress your family and guests. So go ahead and give this recipe a try today!

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Lindsay Collins