Trout Recipe with Citrus Butter

This trout recipe is simple and yet very elegant. The combination of citrus brings it to a completely superior level. This is one of those dishes that you can have on the table in no time.

The beauty of this particular recipe is that although I used trout you can use any firm flesh fish for this. Even Tilapia would work very nicely with this citrus butter.

Make sure to not omit the lime and orange zest when making this trout recipe. The zest will make your sauce go from meh to OMG I have to share this recipe with the people I care about!

Here is what you are going to need for this wonderful trout recipe:

¼ cup lime juice
¾ cup orange juice
½ tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lime zest
1 tsp. orange zest
½ cup butter
2 TBS cilantro
1 fillet fish of preference
Salt/ White Pepper/ Flour
Olive oil

Place the juices in a small saucepan. Place the cornstarch into a little bowl and dissolve it with a little bit of the juices. Add to the pan. Add the zests. Mix constantly until liquid starts to boil and thicken a bit.

Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the cilantro and set aside.

Heat a large skillet until really hot.

Prep your fish by removing all extra bones. Season with salt and white pepper. If the fish has skin, dust a little bit of flour on the skin.

Add some olive oil to the very hot skillet. Place the fish in the skillet, skin side down. Press fish down with a spatula so skin sears and sets. Cook for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an extra 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve fish on a platter with the citrus butter. Enjoy!

Print the Pan Seared Fish w/ Citrus Butter Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • May 13, 2011


    This looks so super tasty! I love the idea of the citrus butter! =)

  • May 13, 2011


    Hi Peggy!
    Thanks for coming by! This is really a delicious meal! I hope you give ti a try! Have a wonderful day!
    Mary Ann

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