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Wood-Grilled Trout with Mission Fig Compound Butter


Beer pairing suggestion: American India pale ale or amber ale. The Stone World Bistro & Gardens, in Escondido, California, serves wood-grilled trout with black mission fig butter to make it taste even milder and sweeter. Mission figs are available in the dried fruit section of most large supermarkets. Untreated wood planks for grilling are available in grilling and barbecue sections of hardware store s as well as some supermarkets.













Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free


10 each figs, dried
mission, stems removed and coarsely chopped
½ cup butter
1 pinch cinnamon
½ each ginger root
1/2-inch piece, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 x kosher salt
to taste
1 x black pepper
to taste
4 each trout
6- to 8-ounce, cleaned, skin on
2 each herbs
fresh, such as parsley and chives, for garnish
2 large untreated wood planks


  1. Place figs in food processor and pulse on high until pasty.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet. Add cardamom, ginger root, salt and zest. Sauté over low heat until ginger is tender. Add chopped figs and stir well. Simmer 1 minute and remove from heat. Set aside.
  3. Prepare grill for medium heat. Soak wood planks in water for 15 minutes.
  4. Rinse trout fillets and rub with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Place 2 trout on each plank and arrange on grill. Cover and cook 5 minutes until the wood begins to char. Turn fillets over, and cook 2 to 3 minutes more, depending on thickness of fish and planks. Do not overcook.
  5. Remove trout and planks from grill. Arrange trout on a serving platter with fresh herbs to garnish. Spoon 2 tablespoons of fig compound butter onto each fillet and serve immediately.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 37g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 260102% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 45%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 753mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 0%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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