January 19, 2011

Fast Food: Smoked Trout Salad

There are a few things I find it very hard, if not even impossible, to negotiate no matter how busy life gets:

1) 8 hour sleep every night (I can just about manage with 7 if I really have to)
2) daily exercise
3) clean bed sheets at least once a week
4) real food

And this is my kind of real fast food: a smoked trout salad, which is especially perfect for summer. Different versions of this salad are a staple in Finland during summer because it is so easy and quick, not to mention healthy, and you can make it more or less wholesome (by way of adding potatoes, for example) according to your wish. Tasty it is as well, of course ;-)

Smoked Trout Salad
(Serves 2)

1 smoked trout, about 400g
2 eggs, soft or hard boiled whichever you prefer
mixed salad leaves
punnet cherry tomatoes
caperberries, rinsed
1 shallot green, finely chopped
fresh dill


150g light sour cream
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper

Take the skin and the bones off the trout and break into bite sized pieces. Peel the eggs and cut in quarters. Place the salad leaves, tomatoes and shallot in a large bowl. Add fresh dill according to taste. Fold in the trout.

In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream, lemon juice and dill and season with salt and pepper. Place some salad on a platter, top with eggs and serve with the dressing.

PS. I guess blogging should also be added to the list above... *ahem*


  1. Delicious! You've just reminded me I need to start smoking my own fish again. I love it!

  2. I can't do without a proper night's sleep too! I wish I could survive on less but I can't! Love the look of this salad Maria :D

  3. Raikkaan näköistä ja niin ihanaa kalasalaattia, nam.

  4. Lovely! My mum (part English, part American, married to a Norwegian) always says Scandinavian food is the best fast food in the world, especially when it comes to seafood. Love a good smoked trout salad, and that dressing looks ace :)

  5. I love hot smoked trout and with egg and caperberries. ooh I can taste it now. Very colourful too - that's always a good sign it's healthy. I seem to manage on 5-6 hours of sleep a night regularly although I'm sure my body is crying out for more sleep!

  6. Lovely and fresh! Your list is a must. Beautiful and interesting blog.

  7. MMMMMMMMMM,..I love smoked trout in a lot of my dishes & your salad looks fabulous!

    Tasty food!

  8. I love smoked trout. I agree in theory with all your list but argh too bad blogging gets in the way of 8 hours sleep every night! lol

  9. Lovely salad, especially with that flavorful dressing!

  10. what a beautiful salad!! your pictures are just so pretty:) thank you for sharing this and have a great day.

  11. I love that you're back with all your healthy recipes :) that summer dessert from the previous post is amazing too! I wish it was summer here tho...

  12. This salad looks so fresh and easy! I love super fast dishes, especially if they're healthy too!

  13. Yeah, this looks like it lives on the border of 'Fantastic' and 'outstanding.' I'd certaily agree with you, this is real food.

  14. I don't think I've had smoked trout but if it's anything like smoked salmon then I know I'd love it! Sounds like a great salad.

  15. THIS Is by far the most healthiest fast food I've seen.. I wonder if I can use your recipe for yoghurt instead of sour cream? (for the dressing)?

  16. Thank you all so much for your comments! :-)

    'Just a French Girl': sure, why not! :-)


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