With a fresh taste and tropical feel, this delicious recipe for Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa makes an excellent light summer meal.
I love the summer season and because summers are so short, I like to fill them up with as many outdoor activities as I can.
That's why quick and easy flavorful recipes like this Baked Thai Salmon and this Pan Fried Rainbow Trout are some of my favorite summer recipes.
The star of this dish is really the pineapple salsa. It's light and refreshing, perfect for the summer and hot weather. The recipe for this salsa is inspired by the salsa recipe on the blog Two Peas and their Pod.
The flavourful combination of sweet, spicy and crunchy ingredients is so addictive. The fresh cilantro and lime juice really enhance the salsa and make it super delicious.
The salsa can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated. Once the salsa is done, pan frying the rainbow trout takes only a few minutes.
How to Pan Fry Rainbow Trout
Pan frying rainbow trout couldn't be easier. Simply cut your fillet into desired portions, pat dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add about a tablespoon each of olive oil and butter, when the pan is ready, add the trout fillets skin side down.
Fry for about 3 minutes, flip the fillets over and fry for another minute or until the trout flakes easily with a fork.
If you prefer to bake your trout, take a look at this recipe for Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet for instructions on how to do so.
This Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa is a simple and refreshing dish that can easily be doubled if you want to serve it to a larger group of people.
The salsa can be made on its own and served with corn chips as a dip. You can also serve the pineapple salsa with fish tacos or grilled meats.
To complete this meal, serve the rainbow trout and pineapple salsa with a salad, rice, beans or veggies.
More Seafood Recipes
- Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet
- Rainbow Trout Fillets with Roasted Broccoli
- Pistachio Crusted Salmon
- Southwestern Grilled Shrimp Salad
Pan Fried Rainbow Trout with Pineapple Salsa
For the Pineapple Salsa:
- 1 cup fresh pineapple diced
- ½ cup red pepper diced
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- ⅛ cup red onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp. jalapeño pepper seeded and finely chopped
- 1 small garlic clove minced
- 1 small lime juiced
- 1 teaspoon olive oil extra-virgin
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper (optional)
For the trout:
- 4 portions rainbow trout or salmon fillets, about 600 grams in total
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp. vegetable oil
For the salsa:
- In a medium bowl, combine all of the salsa ingredients. Stir well. Cover the salsa and let sit at room temperature or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
For the fish:
- Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season fish with salt and pepper. Add the fish fillets to the fry pan, skin side down.
- Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, then carefully flip over and fry for another 2 minutes. For thicker fillets fry for 1 minute longer or until fish is cooked.
- Transfer the trout to plates and serve with pineapple salsa.