Delicious Ocean Trout with Garlic and Parsley Dressing

Ocean trout makes a spectacular centrepiece at any dinner party and Taste's barbecued ocean trout with garlic and parsley dressing is sure to be a winner. The succulent flavour of the trout combined with a simple lemon-chilly dressing is to die for! Serve alongside a fresh peppery watercress and a potato salad with herb cream and your dinner guests will be wanting to come back for more.

Here's how to make it:


  • 1.5kg piece ocean trout side fillet with the skin on and boned
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced thinly
  • 3 lemons
  • 2 tblsp roughly diced capers
  • 1 long red chilli, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup of parsley


1. Season trout with two tablespoons of the oil and preheat the BBQ, keeping the lid closed.

2. On a medium heat, lay the trout on the BBQ with the skin side facing up and cook for 5-7 minutes.

3. Flip the trout over, close the hood and cook for a further 15 minutes. Gently position the fish on a large serving platter.

4. In a small saucepan, heat the garlic and left-over oil on a low heat until the garlic begins to turn a pale gold. Add the juice of one lemon, capers and chilli.

5. Serve the trout with a dribble of dressing, a sprinkling of parsley leaves and lemon wedges on the side.

Ocean trout can be served in a number of delicious ways and is a great alternative to salmon. It is high in essential Omega 3 and 6 oils, is easy to prepare and tastes magnificent.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.