Beer Braised Stuffed Trout


  • 4 Trout, 12-16 oz each
  • 2 C caramelized onions
  • 12 lemon slices
  • 8 sprigs of fresh dill
  • ½ C sour cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 1 bottle Deschutes River Ale


  1. To caramelize onions: Over medium heat, place 4 sliced yellow onions in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil. Stir often. When the onions start to brown add 2 tablespoons of butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 4 ounces of Deschutes River Ale. Allow to reduce until most of the liquid is gone. Remove from heat and set aside.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare 4 medium sized gutted and cleaned trout. Pat dry with a paper towel. Season both sides and the cavity.
  1. Prepare the cavity with a quarter of the caramelized onions, a quarter of the sour cream, 3 thin slices of Lemon and 2 sprigs of dill.
  1. Place the stuffed trout on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Bring up the long sides and fold. Seal one end, pour 6 ounces of Deschutes River Ale in the other end and seal. Drink rest of beer :). Place the parcel you just created on a sheet pan and place in a 375 degree oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Open parcel and bake for another 3 minutes.
  1. Serve with roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes or a wild rice blend, your favorite veggies & a pint of Deschutes River Ale!

Serves 4