Dukan Diet Recipes – Pan Fried Trout with Lemon & Bay Leaf

This is one of my favorite trout recipes and apart from tasting great, it is a simple recipe that only has a handful of ingredients which you cook in one pan.

Bay leaves and lemon are both very aromatic and their flavors combine to balance each other and complement many different seafood apart from trout.  Lemons are a very good source of Vitamin C but also contain useful amounts of various Vitamins B, iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium.

Pan Fried Trout with Lemon & Bay Leaf


  • 1 Trout
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • A little salt and pepper


  1. Clean and gut your trout but leave it whole, removing the head if preferred.
  2. Cut three slices from the middle of the lemon and put them to one side.
  3. Squeeze the lemon juice from the remaining parts of the lemon into the cavity and over the fish.
  4. Cut one lemon slice in half and place both halves in the cavity of the fish with the bay leaf.
  5. Season with a little salt and pepper and dry fry in a pan until cooked through, turning half way.
  6. Use the remaining slices of lemon as a garnish when serving.

Handy hint –

Don’t forget to allow your lemon to come to room temperature before squeezing to extract the juice, as this gives you more juice.

4 Responses to “Dukan Diet Recipes – Pan Fried Trout with Lemon & Bay Leaf”

  • helen on November 20, 2014

    Hello, my question is the following; the skin must be removed from the fish (or maybe chicken) before cooked? If cooked in the oven or grill, with the skin on, and then removed, is there any problem?
    Many thanks in advance 🙂

    • Amber on December 11, 2014

      Hi Helen

      Chicken skin must be removed before eating but can be left on to cook. Fish skin can be eaten.


  • Raysah on August 3, 2011

    I have a question please. What are you using to ‘pan fry’ the trout?

    Kind regards.

    • Amber on August 3, 2011

      Hi Raysah

      You dry fry the trout in a non stick pan. You put a few drops of olive oil in the pan and then wipe the oil around the pan with a piece of kitchen paper. This with the little bit of lemon juice from the fish is all that is needed.

      Kind regards


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