Rainbow Trout Fajitas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 12 min.
These quick and easy rainbow trout fajitas are prefect for a quick weeknight meal.


  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • 12 boneless rainbow trout fillets, 4 ounces each
  • 3 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 3 large red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3 large green bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 24 (7-inch) flour tortillas
  • 4 cups prepared salsa
  • 3 cups guacamole
  • 3 cups sour cream
  • 24 lime wedges


  • Combine lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, and 2 tablespoons oil; pour over trout. Cover and marinate, refrigerated, at least 30 minutes. Combine onion and peppers; divide into 12 portions. Wrap individual portions and refrigerate.
  • Per fillet, sauté 1 portion of onion mixture in 2 teaspoons oil until just tender; reserve. Remove 1 trout fillet from marinade; grill or sauté until just done, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Meanwhile, on a very hot griddle, heat 2 tortillas on both sides. Remove and discard trout skin; plate with hot tortillas and reserved onion mixture. Garnish with 1/3 cup salsa, 1/4 cup guacamole, 1/4 cup sour cream, and 2 lime wedges.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 724
  Calories from Fat 286 (40%)
(50%)Total Fat 33g
(57%)Saturated Fat 11g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(31%)Cholesterol 92mg
(40%)Sodium 960mg
(43%)Potassium 1516mg
Total Carbohydrate 74g
(32%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 8g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(73%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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