Smoked Trout

Smoked Trout

Smoky, meaty, and sweet, this smoked trout plays well with all sorts of beverages. It’s easy to make in your backyard, tastes better than those store-bought, and will wow your guests. What more can you ask for?
Servings 6
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins


  • rainbow trout fillets



  • For the brine, dissolve the kosher salt and brown sugar in water.
  • Place the trout fillets in the brine, skin side up, and brine the fillets for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat your pellet smoker to 180 °F.
  • Remove the trout from the brine and transfer it to the grill grates.
  • Smoke the trout for 1.5 to 2 hours with the lid closed, depending on the thickness of your fillets.
  • Smoke until the trout reaches an internal temperature of 145°F or until the trout flakes easily.
  • Remove the trout from the smoker and serve warm, or let it cool completely and serve chilled with your favorite accouterments.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Seafood, Smoked

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