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Steel Head Trout with Lemon Parmesan Sauce

Steel head trout is a favorite of mine.  Many people think it is a form of salmon because of the color, which is so similar, but it is a form of rainbow trout.

Steelhead trout with lemon parmesan sauceIt is rich and delicious and gives you more than your daily dose of omega 3 fatty acids.

This recipe for Steel head trout with lemon Parmesan sauce is delicious and so easy to make.  Just bake the trout until it flakes easily.  

Make the sauce in the last few minutes of cooking and serve the trout with the delicious Parmesan sauce served over it.

If you have never had steel head trout you are in for a treat.  And if you like salmon, you will love it.  It is sort of like a richer salmon taste.  Just delicious!

Steelhead trout with lemon parmesan sauce

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Steel Head Trout with Lemon Parmesan Sauce

Steel Head Trout with Lemon Parmesan Sauce

Steel head trout has a flavor similar to salmon. It is rich and this recipe tops it with a creamy Parmesan sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 pound Steel head trout
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (to taste - depending on how much lemon you like.)
  • 1 tsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp onion flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the trout in an oven proof baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes until the fish is no longer translucent and flakes easily.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet on the stove top. Add the basil, onion flakes and salt and pepper. Stir in the sour cream, heavy cream, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Cook over a low heat until well combined.
  3. Serve over the cooked fish.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 651mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 35g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Friday 22nd of March 2019

I’m on a Keto plan and guess what ? This delicious recipe fits right in. I had it over a baby spinach and arugula mix and it was perfect!


Friday 22nd of March 2019

Glad to know it fits into the keto diet Debbie. Glad you enjoyed it.


Sunday 26th of March 2017

Anxious to try it


Monday 23rd of January 2017

Loved it but I think 2tbs was a little much on the lemon for my taste.


Sunday 7th of August 2022

@Carol, fresh parm or green can parm or does it matter?


Monday 23rd of January 2017

Hi Valerie. Thanks for the input. It is always nice to hear how others like the combination of flavors. I'll mention this in my recipe. carol

Amy Anderson

Friday 23rd of January 2015

We had this last night! And it was amazing!

Shared our pic and a link to your site on facebook and instagram today. :)


Sunday 25th of January 2015

Hi Amy. So glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing to your profiles. Carol

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