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Gaston's Grilled Trout Special Recipe

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  • Gutted Trout (entrails removed)
  • Butter
  • Seasoning
  • Minced Garlic (optional)
  • Aluminum Foil


Place one headless trout on a sheet of aluminum foil, insert several slices of butter and seasoning inside the trout, add minced garlic is desired, wrap trout in foil so it's sealed, cook trout over hot coals or an open flame. Cook for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side, cooking time will vary depending on temperature, remove from heat.

Open foil and allow several minutes to cool, hold trout and flake off one side fillet from bone. Turn trout over and repeat. All bones should be removed by using this method.

Note: Experiment with what is inserted inside the trout: i.e. picante sauce, etc.

Recipe Description & History

Everyone knows Southerners eat a bunch of catfish, but freshly caught and cooked trout probably runs a very close second. And surprise, surprise—not all fish dishes are fried! Arkansas is home to two of the country's premier trout streams—the White and the Little Red. Gaston's White River Resort restaurant in Lakeview showcases trout in many shapes, forms and tastes. Here is owner Jim Gaston's favorite.

(Recipe courtesy Gaston's White River Resort)