Lake Trout With Herb Butter

This delicious dish is fast and easy

By Raeanne O'Meara

The push to make the most of daylight hours outdoors during the fall requires that some dinners be fast and furious. Pan-frying fish is an incredibly easy way to create a delicious meal fast – the herb butter elevates this dish without taking up any extra time.



Hot tip: The thin fillets from smaller fish make for fast pan-fry dinners. If you have a thicker fillet, it might be better suited for baking in the oven.




Lake trout fillet


2 tbsp butter

Salt and pepper, to taste


1/4 cup unsalted butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

Handful of fresh herbs, roughly chopped

Freshly squeezed juice from half a lemon

Lemon zest from half a lemon


How To

In a cast iron pan over medium heat, fry the seasoned lake trout fillet in a couple tablespoons of butter until just cooked through – don’t dry it out. While the fish is cooking, melt a quarter cup of butter in a small pot. Add in minced garlic, roughly chopped fresh herbs and the juice and zest from half a lemon. Simmer while the lake trout fries, stirring occasionally.


To serve, drizzle the herbed butter overtop the pan-fried lake trout.