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What is Steelhead Trout?

Steelhead Trout is a type of rainbow trout that hatches in gravel-bottomed rivers and streams, and then typically lives in the ocean, but migrates to freshwater to spawn. Steelhead have a milder flavor than salmon; it’s not as fatty, cooks faster, and doesn’t break apart. It's a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.The average 4 oz serving of Steelhead Trout has about 100 calories, 12 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of fat.

Steelhead Trout Cooking Guide

Steelhead Trout works well smoked on a cedar plank or seared in a pan with fresh herbs. Like most fish, Steelhead should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145° F.

# of Fillets Method Cook Temp Avg Time Finish Temp
1-2 fillets Sear Med-High 7-9 mins 145 °F
2 or more Grill 350 °F 10-13 mins 145 °F
4 or more Oven 325 °F 20-25 mins 145 °F

Note: The above guidelines are only guard rails. Average time depends on size/amount of meat. Stoves and pans vary in performance as well; so to achieve perfectly cooked Steelhead Trout, always check color and texture regularly.

Steelhead Trout FAQ

Is the Steelhead Trout certified sustainable?

Yes. It is BAP Certified, SeafoodWatch “Best Choice” recommended, and Ocean Wise sustainable choice.

Where does the Steelhead Trout come from?

Our Steelhead Trout is born and raised in Idaho, USA.

Is the Steelhead Trout chemically processed in any way?

No chemicals or additives are used during processing.

Do I need to defrost the Steelhead Trout? Can I cook from frozen?

You should always follow FDA guidelines for thawing and cooking frozen seafood.

Is the Steelhead Trout precooked?

No. This fish will arrive raw and frozen.

Does the fish have the skin-on?

Yes, the fish will come with the skin-on. Be sure to cook it up nice and crispy each time!