Smokey Maple Baked Trout

Smokey Maple Baked Trout

The secret to this easy recipe: parchment paper! Baking fish in parchment paper has been a game-changer, helping me cook fish to (dare I say) perfection every time.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2


  • baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • oven


  • 225-250 g Trout - rainbow or steelheat (Could use salmon too!)
  • 1 Tbsp Maple syrup
  • ΒΌ tsp Smoked Paprika
  • pinch salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 F. Lay a good-sized piece of parchment paper out (aim for about 4-6 times the size of your fish fillet). It may help to lay this out directly on your baking sheet.
  • Drizzle maple syrup over fillet, sprinkle with paprika and salt.
  • Fold up parchment paper as best you can (doesn't have to be perfectly sealed), and transfer carefully onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes (may need more time if you have a thick fillet of fish). Remove from the oven, and carefully unwrap, then serve!


Tip: if you're doubling or tripling this recipe for a larger group, consider two 'packages' of parchment wrapped trout
Keyword fish, omega 3, quick and easy, trout