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Plank-Grilled Ginger-Herb Trout

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + soaking Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

After tinkering with the herbs and spices of my go-to fish recipe, I decided to grill the fish on a plank and what a world of difference it made! Hands down, this is now one of our favorite ways to cook fish. —Judy Castranova, New Bern, North Carolina
Plank-Grilled Ginger-Herb Trout Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 grilling planks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 teaspoons each minced fresh basil, cilantro and parsley
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 trout fillets (6 ounces each)


  1. Soak planks in water at least 1 hour. Combine butter, ginger, herbs, honey, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Place planks on grill over direct medium heat. Cover and heat 3 minutes or until light to medium smoke comes from the planks and the wood begins to char. (This indicates the planks are ready.) Turn planks over and place on indirect heat.
  3. Spread herb mixture over flesh side of fillets. Place fish on planks, skin side down. Grill, covered, over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet: 305 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 219mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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