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*