I enjoy making different meals with fish and one of my favorite fish to cook is fresh trout. Many times trout is not very fresh in the stores but if you can find good fresh trout(for me Fish King or Whole Foods usually is the source to find them at) you can make a great meal. I have three very simple trout recopies that I will share over time but tonight wanted to write about grilled trout. I also make an oven baked trout and a very unique one baked inside coarse salt dome
Clean the trout and cut the head off and wash it well.(your local fish monger will do this for you) If it has a fishy smell put it in a bowl and squeeze 1 lemon juice on it and let it sit for 30 minutes…
Cut lemon in half. Slice one half of the lemon into 1/8 inch thick slices. You should get about 6-8 half circle slices.
Add salt and pepper to the fish. Be generous as some of it will burn off on the grill. Make sure to put it inside the belly as well. Stuff the belly with 4-5 sprigs of the tarragon and 3-4 slices of the lemon.
Cook the trout on a charcoal grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side over fairly slow heat. Not fire. Brushing occasionally with lemon and olive oil mixture