Sauteed Whole Trout with Sage and White Wine Recipe

Sauteed Whole Trout with Sage and White Wine Recipe

How To Make Sauteed Whole Trout with Sage and White Wine

Sweet white wine and minty sage adds a touch of freshness to this soft and flaky sauteed whole trout! Cook up a tasteful serving in just under 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 4trout,(about ¾ lb each)
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 5tbspcold butter
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 36fresh sage leaves,(or 1 tsp), dried sage
  • cupdry white wine


  1. Rinse the fish and dry the surface and the cavity of each thoroughly with paper towels.

  2. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil with 1 tablespoon of the butter over moderately high heat. Sprinkle the trout with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

  3. Put the trout in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, until golden. Turn and cook for 5 to 10 minutes longer, until golden on the second side and just done.

  4. Remove, then wipe out the pan.

  5. In the same pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderately high heat. Add the sage leaves and cook for about 1 minute, until crisp. Alternatively, add the dried sage and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  6. Pour the oil and sage over the fish. Wipe out the pan.

  7. Add the wine to the pan. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes, until reduced to approximately 3 tablespoons.

  8. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and whisk in the remaining 4 tablespoons butter,⅛ teaspoon of salt, and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper. Whisk in any accumulated juices and oil from the trout.

  9. Pour the sauce around the fish and serve. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 887.54kcal
  • Fat: 53.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.79g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.42g
  • Fiber: 4.00g
  • Sugar: 0.17g
  • Protein: 91.59g
  • Cholesterol: 305.43mg
  • Sodium: 1142.61mg
  • Calcium: 273.36mg
  • Potassium: 1828.19mg
  • Iron: 4.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 528.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.05mg
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