Montreal Steak Seasoned Trout

Gasp! Steak spice on fish? You’ll have to try it to believe how well the firm flesh and distinct taste of trout go with this bold, flavour-packed seasoning. Paired with roasted broccoli, this is a satisfying main dish or even a complete meal that’s simple to make.


  • 1½–2 lbs (681–908 g) Canadian trout fillets
  • For the roasted broccoli:
  • 6 cups (448 g) broccoli florets, washed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • ½ tsp (3 g) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 g) black pepper
  • For the trout:
  • 2 tbsp (28 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 5 tsp (17 g) Montreal steak seasoning
  • 2 tsp (4 g) lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 tsp (1 g) dried dill
  • ½ tsp (1 g) garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • Garnishes (optional):
  • Lemon wedges
  • Lemon zest, finely grated
  • Salt, to taste


For the roasted broccoli

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

  2. Place broccoli florets in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until well coated and spread the broccoli in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  3. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, begin preparing your trout filets.

For the trout

  1. Pat the trout dry.

  2. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, Montreal Steak seasoning, lemon zest, dried dill, and garlic powder until well combined.

  3. Place fish fillets into a dish or on a large plate. Evenly divide the olive oil and rub onto the skin and flesh of each fillet.

  4. Remove the broccoli from the oven after 10 minutes, flip the florets over, and push the broccoli to the sides of the pan, creating a space in the middle of the baking sheet for the trout. Lay trout skin side down in the space created. Divide and rub the Montreal steak seasoning blend onto the tops of the fish.

  5. Place the baking sheet back in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the broccoli is slightly charred and trout is opaque and flakes easily when gently prodded with a fork.

  6. Let trout rest for 5 minutes before carefully removing from the baking sheet and plating it with the roasted broccoli. Serve with lemon wedges or season broccoli and trout with lemon zest and/or salt to taste.

Chef's Tips

  • Feel free to explore different Canadian seafood options, like salmon, tuna, or other firm fish, for this recipe.
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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.