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Grilled Trout Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

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Servings: 12
Cook Time: 10 min.
Rainbow trout takes on the flair of the tropics in this colorful, festive presentation.


  • 1 3/4 cups julienned jicama
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 12 4 oz each rainbow trout fillets
  • 24 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 quarts shredded romaine lettuce
  • Pineapple salsa1 quart diced pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Combine jicama, onion, and lime juice; let stand 30 minutes.
  • Per order: Season 1 trout fillet with salt and pepper; grill or sauté until just done, about 2 minutes per side. Remove skin and break trout into bite size pieces. Toss trout with 1/3 cup reserved jicama mixture.
  • Meanwhile, on a very hot griddle, heat 2 tortillas on both sides. Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup lettuce, half of the trout mixture, and 1/4 cup pineapple salsa. Or serve 1/2 cup salsa on the side.
  • Pineapple Salsa (yield: 5-1/2 cups)Combine 1 quart diced pineapple, 1 1/2 cups diced tomato, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 3 minced jalapeño peppers, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir in fresh lime juice and sugar to taste.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 257
  Calories from Fat 45 (18%)
(8%)Total Fat 5g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(22%)Cholesterol 67mg
(6%)Sodium 153mg
(24%)Potassium 844mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(53%)Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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