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Cilantro Pesto Rainbow Trout

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 2-3 8 oz. Rainbow Trout Filets
  • 1 c fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 T olive oil more to get desired thickness
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • sea salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Place parchment paper on baking sheet and remove fish from packaging, laying it on parchment (skin side down). Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a food processor, combine walnuts and cilantro and process until fine.
  • Add all other ingredients and process until smooth. Add more olive oil if it is too thick to your liking.
  • Spread evenly over trout.
  • Place in oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until cooked through and edges are crisp.
  • Remove from oven. Fish easily comes right off the skin with a spatula.
  • Serve with desired sides!