Grilled Steelhead Trout Fillets

When craving the outdoorsy flavor of a grilled treat, I often turn to fish. Salmon is always yummy but buying it wild-caught isn’t always an option. This is why Steelhead Trout – also part of the salmon family, is an easy alternative. It’s got similar flavor, nearly identical color and texture, and oftentimes it’s less expensive! The lower price may be due to the ecologically responsible farming methods of this popular fish. As opposed to opting for wild-caught as we do for most other fish, Seafood Watch encourages us to buy farm-raised Steelhead (or Rainbow) Trout and even considers it a Best Choice.



Combine the 1/3 cups soy sauce and maple syrup.  Place the fillets in a large glass pan and pour the mixture over.  Place fillets in refrigerator.  Pour remaining soy sauce and maple syrup into a small saucepan.  Simmer for 2-3 minutes in order to thicken.  Add horseradish.  Set glaze aside.  Preheat grill to high.  Remove fillets from refrigerator and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.  Oil grill well with vegetable oil and place fillets flesh side down on the grill.  Grill fillets for 3 minutes.  Carefully turn fillets and brush glaze over each fillet.  Continue cooking for 3 minutes.  Brush with additional glaze and turn heat to low until fillets are close to the point of flakiness.  Brush with any remaining glaze.