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Garlic Butter Trout Foil Packets

Just toss 4 ingredients in a foil packet and a masterpiece is born.

There's nothing else to it! Add the trout, top with some garlic, butter and herbs and fold it up. The fish cooks right in the foil packet which catches all of the delicious buttery juices. Save those to pour over top after!

I made this two ways- one with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies and another with pasta tossed with lemon and parmesan and roasted broccoli.

You can't go wrong with either prep!

Garlic Butter Trout Foil Packets

2 Servings | Cook time: 18 minutes

Notes: I love trout for this because it’s a fish that contains a lot of flavor on it’s own for it only needs simple herby ingredients to shine!


  • 2 trout fillets (4-6 oz)

  • 1 tsp butter, melted

  • 1 tbsp fresh herbs, minced (parsley and basil are my preferences)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

  • Optional: 1/2 a lemon, sliced thinly


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.

  2. Place a large piece of tin foil on a baking sheet (large enough to be folded around the fish.

  3. Spray with nonstick olive oil spray and arrange the fish.

  4. Fold to sides of the foil up to form a bowl.

  5. Melt the butter and drizzle over the fish. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and garlic.

  6. Optional: top with lemon slices.

  7. Pinch both sides of the foil together to completely wrap the fish in boil with no openings.

  8. Bake the fish for 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven and open the foil.

  9. Turn the oven on to broil and broil 2-3 minutes to finish cooking.

  10. Remove and serve immediately.

Note: I served this alongside some roasted broccoli and pasta tossed with lemon, garlic, basil, parmesan and reserved pasta water. I have also served with mashed potatoes and veggies.


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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.

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