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Naples Fishing Recipes: preparing and cooking speckled trout

By February 12, 2016March 1st, 2018Fishing Recipes

You just caught some nice healthy specks (aka. sea trout) on your Naples fishing charter. Now what to do with them? Of course your first option would be to take them on down to The Dock restaurant; located at the entrance to the Naples City Dock. However, if you want to impress your family and friends, you could choose a second option, which is to make them a tasty seafood dinner. Below you’ll find a few of Captain Geoff ’s favorite ways prepare it.

Now that you have your fillets, it’s time to cook your fresh catch. There are plenty of preparation methods for sea trout, some of which include battering or deep-frying. Below, Capt. Geoff has chosen a few healthier options for you to choose from.

Herb-crusted sea trout


  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 clove minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 4 fillets

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • Salt to taste

  • Pepper to taste

  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Preheat broiler

  2. Mix olive oil, garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl

  3. Brush fillets front and back with oil-garlic-lemon juice mixture

  4. Mix breadcrumbs, basil and thyme in medium bowl

  5. Sprinkle breadcrumb-herb mixture on each side of fish

  6. Lay fillets on baking dish

  7. Place baking dish four to six inches from heating element

  8. Broil for seven to 10 minutes until fillets are about an inch thick

  9. Season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon wedge

Suggested sides:

                Rice Pilaf

                Steamed broccoli

Capt. Geoff’s Blackened seatrout


  • Chef Paul Prudhomme’s blackened redfish magic seasoning

  • 4 fillets

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Rinse fillets and pat dry

  2. Evenly sprinkle seasoning on both sides of fillets

  3. Put olive oil and butter into a large frying pan

  4. Heat pan on stovetop over high heat until butter is melted

  5. Adjust heat to medium/high

  6. Lay fillets in pan and cook approximately 1 minute per side

Suggested sides:

                Zataran’s Carribean Rice

                Black beans

                Top with cooked fillets with homemade mango pineapple salsa to add a tropical flare

Mango pineapple salsa recipe:

  1. 1 cup cubed (1/4 inch) pineapple

  2. 1 cup cubed (1/4 inch) mango

  3. ¼ cup diced red onion

  4. ½ cup diced fresh cilantro

  5. ¼ cup cubed (1/4 inch) Jicama

  6. juice from 1 fresh lime

  7. ½ cup cubed (1/4 inch) Roma tomatoes (optional)

  8. mix all ingredients – cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

Schedule a Naples Fishing Charter

Do you want to catch some trout for this recipe? Chasin’ Tales offers fun, family-friendly Naples fishing charters for seasoned anglers and novices alike. Book your next Naples fishing adventure today by calling Capt. Geoff at 239-216-0378.

Staff Writer

I write fishing articles for Chasin' Tales Charters from time to time.