Lake Trout Burritos

Lake Trout Burritos

These lake trout burritos are an excellent change of pace from fish tacos and are the perfect vessel for the fillets from your big catch!

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time30 min
  • Yield4 burritos
  • Serving Size1 burrito


For the Rice

  • 1 cup (163g) basmati or long-grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1g) annatto powder (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon (3g) chopped cilantro stems
  • 1.5 cups (354ml) water

For the Fish

  • 1lb (454g) boneless, skinless lake trout fillets
  • Harvesting Nature Fish Spice Blend
  • OR
  • Cumin powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) cooking oil or fat

For the Toppings

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 limes
  • 2 avocados, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons (6g) chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) sour cream
  • 4 large tortillas



Rinse the rice under running water until water runs mostly clear. 

Add the rice to a pot along with the salt, annatto powder, and cilantro stems. 

Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover the pot. 

Cook for 20 minutes without disturbing or uncovering the pot. 

Let stand off of the heat for 10 minutes before uncovering the pot. Fluff the rice with a fork (you’ll probably end up with extra rice). 

yellow rice


Cut the trout into pieces that will easily fit inside a burrito. 

Season generously with the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. 

Heat the oil or fat in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the seasoned fish and cook on both sides until just cooked through, about 5 minutes or so. 


Add the cabbage, tomato, and jalapeño to a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and the juice from half a lime. Toss and let sit for 5 minutes or so. 

In a separate bowl, smash the avocado and mix with a small pinch of salt and the juice from the other half of the lime. 

In another small bowl, mix the juice of one lime and the sour cream. 


Lay out the 4 tortillas. 

Top with rice, then the avocado, then the marinated vegetables, then the sauce, and then the fish. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. 

Lake Trout Burrito pre rolling

Roll into burritos by folding the sides in first, then rolling from the side facing you to the far side. 


Heat the skillet back up over medium heat and add the rolled burritos, seam-side down. 

Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until that side is golden and the seam has sealed. Flip and cook for 1 more minute. 

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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