View Full Version : Trout with Mushrooms & Onions in Foil

01-09-2006, 07:55 AM
Recipe Source - Gander Mountain Website

Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper
2 lbs. rainbow trout fillets (also worked with non-filleted trout)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), divided
1 cup chopped onion
12 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
You will also need: Aluminum foil, grill grate (optional)
For Cooking Over Coals:
Prepare grill or campfire. Season flour with salt and pepper to taste. Coat trout fillets with seasoned flour; set aside. In medium skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter and sauté onion until translucent. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 to 7 minutes longer. Stir in parsley and cook for about a minute. Remove from heat and set aside. Cut 8 pieces of foil, each large enough to hold one-quarter of the fillets with plenty of excess for wrapping. Lay foil on work surface in double layers with shiny sides up (so you have 4 double-thick squares or rectangles of foil). In small pan, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Drizzle a bit of melted butter on the center of each foil square, reserving half of the butter for the final step. Divide mushroom mixture evenly between 4 foil squares, piling mixture in center. Top with one-quarter of the trout fillets. Drizzle remaining melted butter on top of the fillets. Wrap packets by bringing together the longer sides of the foil and folding the edges together down toward the fillets (make at least 2 folds); then roll-fold ends in tightly, making 2 or 3 folds. This way the steam from the mushroom mixture will remain inside the foil packet, cooking the fish. If coals are still flaming, place packets on grill grate above coals; otherwise, nestle packets directly in coals. Cook for about 15 minutes, turning once or twice. Unwrap 1 packet and check for doneness; fish should flake easily. If trout is not quite done, rewrap and return to heat; continue cooking until trout flakes easily with fork. Each packet can be opened and used as a plate.

For Cooking in an Oven:
Heat oven to 350F. Prepare trout packets as directed above. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with fork; turn packets halfway through baking time.