Smoked Rainbow Trout With Brown Sugar Rub Recipe

This Smoked Rainbow Trout with Brown Sugar Rub recipe is very easy. The delicate rub helps bring out the natural flavours of the fish.


2 Rainbow trout fillets, boned

⅓ Cup brown sugar

1 Tsp salt

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp onion powder

½ Tsp ground black pepper

½ Tsp ground cayenne pepper


Place the rainbow trout, side by side on smoker racks, making sure they are not touching each other.

Make the rub by mixing together the brown sugar with all the spices. Rub the brown sugar mixture on both trout fillets.

Start up the smoker, using wood bisquettes of choice (alder or pacific blend work very well!). Bring the smoker up to a temperature of 250ºF.

Place the trout fillet in the smoker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 140ºF, about 2-3 hours

Recipe by: Steve Cylka


Alder Wood Bisquettes

Alder is commonly used for smoked salmon because of its milder flavour. However, thanks to its light, sweet, and musky flavour, it's a smooth smoke flavour perfect for almost any dish.

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