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Riesling Poached Trout

Use a flavorful, but not sweet, Riesling wine to make this simple healthy recipe for Riesling Poached Trout. It’s a quick, easy, weeknight meal but impressive enough for company.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Fish & Seafood
Cuisine German
Servings 4 servings
Calories 194 kcal


  • 4 6 to 8 ounce trout filets, boned with skin
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large leek white and light green part only, cleaned well
  • 1 large carrot peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or ½ teaspoon dried
  • 1 ½ cups dry Riesling wine
  • ¼ cup 2% milk or cream or half and half
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons fresh or dried tarragon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Using tweezers or needle-nose pliers, remove all the pin bones from the trout. Season the flesh side with salt and pepper. Set into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut the leek and carrot into 2 ½ to 3-inch pieces, cut each piece in half, and then into a fine julienne.
  • Heat the butter and oil together in a large skillet, when the foam from the butter subsides, add the julienned vegetables; saute until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parsley, thyme leaves and wine, season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer; pour over the fish.
  • Place the fish in the oven and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes. (At this point, the fish does not have to be cooked through.) Remove the fish and vegetables from the poaching liquid and place on a serving platter, cover with foil, and return to the oven.
  • Pour the wine into a saucepan and reduce by ½; combine the milk and cornstarch together in a small bowl; add mixture to the saucepan along with the tarragon. Stir until thickened. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • To serve: Place one filet of fish onto each warmed plate; spoon sauce over. Sprinkle additional parsley over, if desired.


Serving: 1gSodium: 104mgFiber: 1gCholesterol: 27mgCalories: 194kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 8gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 9g
Keyword fish, gluten-free, poached trout, Riesling wine, trout
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