Cooking trout over fire is one of my favorite things to do with RVing! It is simple, delicious and easy to do. The only difficult part about cooking fish is deciding between grill or cast iron. This time, I decided to go with a skillet on my Cast Iron Trout recipe!


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Every had Cast Iron Trout?


Cast iron is such a great way to cook fish over fire because it allow you to oil the pan. Losing some skin in the cooking process is just the way it is. Cast iron helps to minimize this issue. That is why I love this Cast Iron Trout recipe.


In my Cast Iron Trout recipe, you will season with lemon juice and sea salt. Throw the fish into the cast iron with garlic cloves, olive oil and butter. The butter and olive oil will help to crisp up the skin while not completely destroying it. Cook for about 3 minutes per side and then pull off. Top it all off with more lemon juice, sea salt and chopped parsley. That is it.


I like to serve my Cast Iron Trout with a warm piece of sourdough bread and some white wine. Dip the bread into the skillet to soak up all the flavor that was cooking in it. The recipe is perfect for those whose life is on the road or always traveling. Try my Cast Iron Trout recipe and you will learn how to cook over fire in a simple but delicious way.


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cast iron trout ready to eat

Cast Iron Trout

Learn how to make simple and delicious food with this buttery and crispy Cast Iron Trout recipe.
Author:Derek Wolf
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 whole trout
  • 3 cloves of garlic unpeeled
  • 2 tbsp of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of parsley chopped
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Sour Dough Bread Optional


  • Build a medium-high heat fire for direct grilling. Add skillet to fire 1 minute before cooking to pre-heat.
  • Add olive oil, butter and garlic cloves to the skillet and cook for 1 minutes. Slice 3 lines into the side of the fish to allow the seasoning to penetrate. Lather trout with olive oil & lemon juice and then place in skillet over medium to high heat. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Pull trout off, season with more lemon juice, parsley and salt. Serve (with sourdough bread) and enjoy!


Equipment Needed: Fire pit/grill, cast iron skillet, wood, knife, cutting board and fire starters.


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Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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