For the Montana edition of 50 States/ 50 Grill Recipes/ 50 Beers, we’ve got a recipe for grilled trout that will bring a little of the Big Sky Country to your Coyote Outdoor kitchen-

Seasoned fly fisherman know that some of the best trout fly fishing rivers on earth are within the borders of Montana, the 41st state in the Union.

Whether your trout comes from a recent fishing trip or the market, here’s a recipe for grilled trout that you can knock out in 35 minutes in the backyard, and best of all, you can drink what’s leftover of one of the ingredients, the Missoula, Montana-brewed Moose Drool Brown Ale.

Grilled Trout Moose Drool

Pull together:

  • 2 trout, cleaned and head removed
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, thinly sliced
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Moose Drool brown ale (or any dark beer on hand)
The full recipe text is here and directions are below:


  1. Place each trout onto a square of aluminum foil. Open them up so that the flesh is facing upwards. On one side of each fish, season with salt and pepper, half of the garlic, half of the chopped rosemary and half of the parsley. Top each fish with thin slices of butter, 1 tablespoon of beer, 3 rosemary sprigs and a few slices of lemon. Squeeze one of the remaining lemon slices over each fish. Enclose the seasoning inside each fish and wrap securely with the sheet of aluminum foil. Wrap each fish in an additional piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Place fish in the coals of a campfire or on a grill over a flame and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. If you can easily stick a fork into the fish, it is done. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your fish and the fire. Allow to cool for a few minutes before opening to serve.