Quick Shallow-Poached Trout

Shallow-poaching is a great way to impart lean protein with ample flavor - and with our tender, flaky trout, it'll cost you a mere 20 minutes from start to finish!
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  • 2Servings


  • 6 to 8 slices lemon
  • 2 leeks, halved, white and light green parts only
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • 1 8-oz boneless, skin-on trout fillet
  • Pinch each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, or to taste


  1. In a large skillet, layer lemon and leeks along bottom and add stock.
  2. Place skillet on medium heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Season trout with salt and pepper and gently slide fillet over top of lemons and leeks.
  4. Cover and simmer for 8 minutes or until trout is opaque and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  5. To serve, spoon lemon-leek mixture onto a serving plate and top with trout and pan juices.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 4 oz trout and 1/2 of leeks
  • Calories: 218
  • Carbohydrate Content: 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 94 mg
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 216 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g