Simple, Elegant Steelhead Crudo

Simple, Elegant Steelhead Crudo

This delicious Steelhead Trout Crudo is perfect for a light, refreshing meal or a sophisticated appetizer. Adorn your steelhead with a zesty citrus and vinegar marinade, fresh crunchy snap peas, and a hint of herbal brightness. 

Time: 30-40 minutes

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Marination Time: 20-30 minutes


  • 0.5 lb steelhead trout fillet, skin removed
  • 1 lemon and zest
  • Vinegar (We used Brightland’s champagne vinegar and blueberry balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 shallot
  • A handful of snap peas
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sugar



  1. Season the Trout:
    • Sprinkle the fillet with salt, pepper, sugar, and oil.
    • Massage the seasonings into the fillet and place it in a bowl or pan.
  2. Add Shallots:
    • Finely slice the shallot and sprinkle over the trout.
  3. Prepare the Marinade:
    • Whisk together the vinegars and soy sauce.
    • Pour the mixture over the trout, adding whole peppercorns and two strips of lemon peel.
  4. Marinate:
    • Let the trout marinate for 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Prepare Garnishes:
    • Julienne the snap peas.
  6. Slice and Plate:
    • Thinly slice the marinated trout.
    • Arrange on a plate with the marinade, pickled shallots, julienned snap peas, and a herb garnish (We used broccoli rabe flowers).

Enjoy your refreshing Steelhead Trout Crudo! Share your creations and any unique twists you’ve added in the comments below. Happy cooking!