Crispy BLTTs with “Ultimate” Sauce

A classic BLT gets a protein-rich twist with a fillet of lightly cornmeal-crusted oven-baked trout. Crisp bacon, fresh toppings, and the best-ever fish burger sauce make these restaurant-inspired sandwiches a next-level lunch. Warning: you may have trouble convincing people you made this at home!


  • 1 Canadian rainbow trout fillet, cut into 4 portions (113 g / 0.25 lb each; 450 / 1 lb total)
  • 8 slices bacon
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • ½ cup (60 g) cornmeal
  • 4 panini buns, split
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • For the "Ultimate" sauce:
  • ½ cup (125 g) mayonnaise
  • 1 finely chopped green onion
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
  • 2 tsp (6 g) finely chopped drained capers
  • 2 tsp (2 g) finely chopped fresh dill
  • Small clove garlic, pressed or grated


  1. Arrange bacon on a large parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated 425°F (200°C) oven, turning once, until desired doneness; about 12–15 minutes.

  2. While the bacon cooks, sprinkle trout with salt and pepper. Pour cornmeal into a shallow dish. Add trout pieces, turning and pressing into cornmeal to coat.

  3. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Drain almost all of the fat from the baking sheet, leaving a thin coating. Arrange trout on baking sheet. Bake until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once; about 10 minutes.

For the Ultimate Sauce
  1. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, onion, lemon zest and juice, capers, dill and garlic.

To Assemble
  1. Fill buns with sauce, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and trout.

Chef's Tips

  • The “Ultimate” sauce also makes a fantastic topper for grilled fish or shrimp.
  • You can use any other whitefish for this recipe; try the ones suggested in "Also Good With" above.
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Health Benefits of Trout

  • Bone Health & Growth: Trout is an excellent source of vitamin D and a good source of phosphorus, which play a crucial role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth and supporting normal growth.

  • Heart & Brain Health: As a source of omega-3 fatty acids, eating trout may promote the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves, and due to its low sodium and saturated fat content, it aids in reducing the risk of high blood pressure.

  • Lean & Heart-Friendly: Trout is a lean protein source, and its low sodium and saturated fat content helps lower risks associated with high blood pressure and heart diseases.