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A round white baking dish that contains a fillet of baked trout in olive oil with herbs.

Baked Trout with Lemon and Herbs

Ashley Linkletter
An easy-to-make baked trout recipe that's equally as delicious on weeknights as it is for special celebratory meals.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2


  • 1 large trout fillet skin on
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh herbs of your choice (wash and remove stems first) chopped and loosely packed
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice and zest, fresh herbs, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper in a shallow baking dish.
  • Place trout fillet in the oil and herb mixture, spooning the marinade over the fish until covered.
  • Bake the trout, uncovered, until the flesh is just cooked enough for it to fall apart with the touch of a fork—about 10-14 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Remove the trout just before it's completely cooked through, cover loosely with foil, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Remove trout from baking dish, drizzle with extra marinade, and serve hot.
Keyword baked trout, baked trout with lemon