Cast Iron Trout

Cook trout out in the wild!

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Cast iron is hot on the coals!

Cast iron is hot on the coals!

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. For this recipe, I decided to go with cast iron.

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.

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. 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 mine with a warm piece of sourdough bread and some white wine. The recipe is perfect for those whose life is on the road or always traveling. Learn to cook over fire in a simple but delicious way.


Let’s eat!

Let’s eat!

Cooking Details

Yields: 2 Servings
Cook: 10 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes

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


Cast Iron Trout Ingredients

  • 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

  • (Optional)

    • Piece of Sourdough bread


  1. Build a medium-high heat fire for direct grilling. Add skillet to fire 1 minute before cooking to pre-heat.

  2. 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.

  3. Pull trout off, season with more lemon juice, parsley and salt. Serve (with sourdough bread) and enjoy!


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