Looking for something different to grill? I love burgers and ribs, but every once in a while I need to switch up what I’m grilling. Fish is a great alternative and makes for a delicious light meal. I’m always trying to add more sustainable fish to my diet, and these beautiful tasty citrus trout are perfect.
I like to lay down sliced lemons, limes and oranges to act as a plank for the fish while grilling. This adds a burst of citrus flavor, and eliminates the need to flip the fish while cooking – so it’s a great technique for delicate or thin fillets.
The fish is being cooked indirectly, meaning it is insulated from the direct heat, and will take about 50% more time than if it were being grilled directly. Trout is a thin fillet and will take between 8 and 12 minutes depending on thickness, so it is still a quick cook but also just enough time to sit down, relax and enjoy a cold beer or cocktail while it’s on the grill.
The citrus marinade also serves as a dressing when you are ready to plate your fish. This recipe makes enough for you to serve your fish with a light salad and top it with the dressing. It would also be great to marinade vegetable skewers in the dressing and grill them along with your fish. The dressing will last in the fridge for about a week.