Spice of the Month Recipe: 5-Star Black Pepper Blend Trout

From our friends at Épices de Cru!
An easy, tasty recipe! It’s better to cook the fish in the oven, but it’s also good when pan-fried.

Zingerman's 5-Star Black Pepper Blend Trout Recipe


  • 1½ lb trout filets
  • 1 Tbsp Three Pepper Blend
  • 4 Tbsp soy sauce


  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

    1. Preheat oven to 450° F. Crack peppercorns and mix into a bowl with soy sauce.
    2. Rinse trout filets and pat dry with a paper towel. Put fish into the bowl and flip to ensure each side is totally covered in sauce and pepper. Let stand 5-10 minutes
    3. Lightly oil an oven-proof dish and place filets on top. Roast for 5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Meanwhile, stir together garnish ingredients in a bowl.
    4. Remove fish from oven. Lay on plates and pour enough garnish on top of each piece.