Super Lemony Smoked Trout Spread

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Smoked Trout Spread

I sooooo heart smoked fish.

Have you noticed, attentive readers, how much I love smoked fish? (Permit me to introduce into evidence Exhibit A and Exhibit B.) This is because smoked fish has a very delicious flavor! For lack of a more articulate explanation!

A few weeks ago, a multi-block power failure compromised the menu of the blowout cocktail party my mother was about to start cooking for. Mom’s next-door neighbor, Marsha, came to the rescue by contributing this delicacy, which requires no electricity to prepare. I am in no way using hyperbole when I say that I could eat this smoked trout spread every minute of every day forever. It makes me wish I were a circus seal in training at a really nice circus where they reward obedient seals with this spread, on baguette slices, with a glass of wine. And a crisp green salad. And the seals live in luxury hotel rooms with an ocean view, spotless bathrooms, and cable TV. That would be cool.

Super Lemony Smoked Trout Spread
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This lemony smoked trout spread is incredibly easy to make. It’s perfect as an appetizer, brunch or lunch item, small dinner plate, or just a snack.
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces smoked trout*, skin and any bones removed
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 – 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
* You can buy either canned or vacuum-packed smoked trout. If canned, go by the dry weight, not the net weight—and drain off the excess oil before using.

Instructions
  1. In a small serving bowl, mash trout well. Add lemon juice and white pepper.
  2. If you’re using canned trout, stir in about 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise; if using vacuum-packed trout, use about 5 tablespoons. (Give or take, depending on how moist you want the spread to be.)
  3. Sprinkle chives on top of spread.
  4. Serve with crackers or sliced bread.

 

 

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2 Responses to Super Lemony Smoked Trout Spread

  1. Donna says:

    Sounds simple and delicious, I will try it! Thanks

  2. janet gallin says:

    I bet lots of seals would like a glass of wine with their lemony smoked trout on a baguette slice. In a beautiful hotel room while watching ME tv on cable. I know I would. And, I am so glad you are sharing Marsha’s recipe. It is absolutely yummy.

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