Grilled Trout with a Watermelon Avocado Slaw and Green Goddess Dressing

Total Time: 1 h 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 540
Total Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 200mg
Sodium 2280mg
Total Carbs 18g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 43g
Potassium 1556mg

Vitamin A 132 mcg; Vitamin C 23 mg; Calcium 90 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 125 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 1.3 g.

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 6%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 0%.

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Get outside and fire up the grill! This grilled trout recipe takes full advantage of summer entertaining and the versatility of California Avocados. This dish provides a high potency of vitamin B3 with 16 mg or 100% DV (80% from the trout). Along with 86% DV protein, 32% DV dietary fiber and 35% DV potassium.

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Serves: 4

4 whole trout, cleaned, de-scaled, deboned and halved Cooking spray, (for grilling) 2 tsp. sea salt As needed California Avocado Green Goddess Dressing (see make ahead recipe below) As needed California Avocado and Watermelon Slaw (see make ahead recipe below) California Avocado Green Goddess Dressing Ingredients: 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, quartered, seeded and peeled 2 Tbsp. sour cream 1/2 lime, juiced and zested 2 Tbsp. basil leaves, chopped 2 Tbsp. parsley leaves, chopped 2 Tbsp. tarragon leaves, chopped 2 1/2 Tbsp. cilantro leaves, chopped 1 shallot, small, peeled and quartered 1 cornichon, or small sweet pickle, quartered 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste Pickled Watermelon Ingredients: 1 cup watermelon rinds or firm honeydew, skinned and sliced thinly 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1/4 Fresno chile, sliced thinly 1 Tbsp. lime juice 1 tsp. fish sauce, or Worcestershire or soy sauce 1 Tbsp. water 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1/2 tsp. sugar California Avocado Watemelon Slaw Ingredients: 1 firm-ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup watermelon, diced As needed Pickled Watermelon
  1. Remove head and tail from each fish.
  2. Preheat charcoal grill for up to 20 minutes or turn gas grill on high.
  3. Season each trout with salt and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Spray the grill and each trout with cooking spray to avoid sticking.
  5. Place each trout on flesh side down for 3 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  6. Repeat step 4 two additional times, 2 minutes on each side.
  7. To serve, plate the fish with the flesh side up, drizzle with California Avocado Green Goddess Dressing and the California Avocado Watermelon Slaw evenly.

California Avocado Green Goddess Dressing Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until completely smooth.
  2. Set aside until ready for serving.

Pickled Watermelon Instructions:

  1. Place watermelon rinds, garlic and chile in a bowl.
  2. Bring lime juice, fish sauce, water vinegar and sugar to a boil and pour over the watermelon mixture.
  3. Let cool and set aside until ready for serving.

California Avocado Watermelon Slaw Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, gently mix the sliced avocado, diced watermelon, and Pickled Watermelon. If you would like to loosen the slaw, more pickling liquid can be added.
  2. Set aside until ready for serving.

Serving Suggestion: Garnish with fresh cilantro and mint.

Beverage Pairing: Because trout has such a subtle flavor, the pickled watermelon brings out the fish’s natural taste. Go even further to enhance the dish with a hoppy IPA beer.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

It’s a good idea to brush a little oil on the cut side of a California Avocado before grilling. They are also delicious in a host of other entrée recipes, from stove top to oven-baked to multi-cooker preparation.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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