Trout is one of the healthiest fish you can include in your diet, says Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. Rainbow trout, especially farmed rainbow trout, is a better choice than wild lake trout, since farmed trout is raised in freshwater ponds and raceways that are protected from environmental contaminants. The American Heart Association recommends consuming a 3.5-ounce serving of cooked fish like trout at least two times a week. Maximize trout’s health benefits by choosing low-fat cooking methods like broiling, grilling, baking or steaming instead of fried or breaded fish.
In addition, make sure when you are cooking with raw meat you are washing your hands and the tools you are using. Keeping your kitchen sanitary is the most important thing you can do when cooking.