Molasses Glazed Trout a Speedy Supper for Busy Families

Servings: 4 serving(s)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Molasses glazed trout makes it easy to eat well when you’re short on time. molasses-glazed trout with orange and thyme

How to eat well on the run

Busy families don’t always take time (have time?) to sit down and enjoy a great meal before running off in all directions.

Such is life, but you don’t always have to sacrifice supper to the soccer gods. With a little planning (and may be help from the kids) you can put a great meal on the table in under 30 minutes and still get to practice on time.

This is one of those Tuesday night suppers that is dinner party worthy. The marinade is quick to mix up and few foods cook faster than fish.

It means that we can eat well and still get my daughter to soccer practice on time. No rushed supper and no eating in the car on the way to the field.

Life should be so easy…


Molasses-glazed trout with orange and thyme


  • ¼ cup molasses

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Zest from one orange

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme or 1 ½ teaspoons of fresh thyme, chopped

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • Enough trout for 4 people


  1. Combine all ingredients, except trout.
  2. Brush glaze on fillets, coating well, and bake in a 450 F oven for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, brush with glaze and return to oven until done to your liking.

Looking for more speedy suppers? Try our Five-spice glazed salmon

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