Rainbow Trout with Red Chili & Pecans

Number of Servings: 4 (151 g)
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Rainbow trout is a lovely seasonal treat. If it’s not available in your local market, look for sustainably-caught salmon as a substitute.


  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder (ancho or guajillo)
  • 4 rainbow trout fillets, with skin still attached
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Pulse pecans in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer pecans to a large plate. Heat the honey into a small saucepan set over medium-low heat. When warm, turn off the heat and stir in the red chili powder. Alternatively, microwave honey in a small bowl for 15 seconds until warm and stir in the chili powder.
  2. Dry the trout with paper towels. Season both sides with salt and pepper, and then brush the non-skin sides with the honey mixture. One at a time, roll the honey-side of each fillet in the pecans until well coated.
  3. Heat the vegetable in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. When shimmering, add as many of the fillets skin-side down as will comfortably fit. Cook until the skins are browned but not burnt, three to five minutes. Flip the fillets and cook until the other side is golden, about two minutes. Reduce the heat, if necessary. The honey will burn if the temperature is too high. Repeat process until all of the fillets are cooked.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 151 g

Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.5g 23%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.5g
Cholesterol 47mg 15%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 23g
Includes 23g Added Sugars 46%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 18g
Vitamin D 12.6mcg 70%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Potassium 440mg 10%
Vitamin A 96mcg 10%
Vitamin C 23.4mg 25%
Vitamin E 3.1mg 20%
Vitamin K 8.8mcg 8%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 8.1mg 50%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 14.4mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 3.4mcg 140%
Biotin 4.1mcg 15%
Chloride 3.2mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.5mg 40%
Phosphorus 223.8mg 20%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 41.4mg 10%
Zinc 1.1mg 10%
Selenium 19.7mcg 35%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.7mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Rainbow Trout, Honey, Lemon, Pecans, Soybean Oil, Chili Powder.

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