Plank-Grilled Ginger-Herb Trout Recipe
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Plank-Grilled Ginger-Herb Trout Recipe

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After tinkering with the herbs and spices of what was my favorite fish recipe I decided to grill the fish on a plank and what a world of difference it was. Hands down, this is now one of our favorite fish recipes. —Judy Castranova, New Bern, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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 peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 trout fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

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


  1. Soak planks in water at least 1 hour. Combine butter, ginger, herbs, honey, lemon peel, 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 plank and the wood begins to char. (This indicates the plank is ready.) Turn plank 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Plank-Grilled Ginger-Herb Trout in 2017

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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