Tested till perfect Sausage-Stuffed Rainbow Trout

Sausage-Stuffed Rainbow Trout

This recipe is a must-have for a summer dinner at home or around the campfire.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2009

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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 1English-style pork sausagepork sausages, (about 4 oz/125 g) casing removed and crumbled
  • 1 1shallotshallots, finely chopped
  • 1 1rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1 1garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsfresh bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 1whole rainbow trout, (about 1-1/2lb/750g)
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbutter, softened
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In skillet, fry sausage over medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate.

In same skillet, cook shallot, celery, and garlic, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl; stir in sausage, bread crumbs and parsley. Stir in egg yolk until combined; set aside.

Cut slit from belly to tail of trout. From inside fish, cut spine to break at head and tail without breaking through skin. Starting at head and using sharp thin knife, slide knife under ribs down each side of fish through to spine.

Holding head end and using knife to scrape if needed, pull out spine with attached bones. Cut out remaining row of bones in centre without breaking through skin. Feel for and remove any bones that were missed. Open and flatten fish, skin side down; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Spoon bread crumb mixture over flesh of one side of fish; fold uncovered side over. Tie loosely with kitchen string at 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) intervals. Rub with butter.

Place on grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until fish flakes when tested, 10 minutes per 1 inch (2.5 cm) of thickness. Remove to platter; remove strings.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 335 pro 28g total fat 20g sat. fat 7g
carb 10g fibre 1g chol 140mg sodium 498mg
potassium 538mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 11 vit A 16 vit C 12
folate 23
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