January 27, 2011

Smoked Trout Paste



Doesn't an extra day off in the middle of the week feel so luxurious? We were fortunate to have a public holiday this week, so I wanted to make a light dinner to celebrate. It's been scorching hot here in Sydney, so something light and summery was definitely in order!

I've fallen in love with smoked trout I used for the salad recently. It's such an awesome summertime ingredient (why not for a light meal in winter too), and surprisingly versatile. This paste is another favourite of mine from Finnish summers. Often it is served with new potatoes and a fresh salad on the side, but I bought some bread and nice olives (oh how I love those Sicilian ones!), and used rest of the trout for a salad. Perfect summer meal with a glass of wine on a day off!

Smoked Trout Paste

250g light sour cream
100g smoked trout
3 tbsp chives, finely chopped
2 tbsp dill, finely chopped
1/2 lemon zest (finely chopped) and juice
tiny pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least half an hour before serving. Serve with new potatoes or nice bread and a salad on the side.

16 comments:

  1. Delicious! I love that kind of food.

    cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. I've eaten smoked salmon before but never smoked trout. I bet this would be delicious spread on a bagel!

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  3. Looks and sounds lovely and just perfect for this warm weather.

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  4. I agree - what a perfectly delicious and weather appropriate meal! I've bookmarked this one for lunch on the weekend. I too love those Sicilian olives!

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  5. We have some leftover smoked trout from an Australia Day buffet, perfect way of using it up!

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  6. oh my you are a food machine! I love smoked trout and snacky dishes like this.

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  7. Just beautiful. You are making me envious with all your trout recipes. Back home in Scotland loved it just grilled with a little lemon juice, served with new potatoes with a good dollop of butter.

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  8. Now this would have been just perfect for Australia day! Cooling and no oven! :P

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  9. This looks delicious! I agree, having a day off in the middle of the week was great. Sure we had to face two Mondays, but two Fridays more than makes up for it!

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  10. having the day off in the middle of the week is a true gift; getting to enjoy this meal is heaven!

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  11. I make a similar recipe like this one but I omit the sour cream.
    I use lactose free cream.

    Looks so tasty, Maria!

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  12. I love seafood spreads like this one! Never had one with smoked trout though. Thanks for the idea!

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  13. I did not like the middle of the week public holiday at all! Got all confused as to what day it is - every day. I've had smoked trout before and enjoyed it more than smoked salmon, though I havn't tried doing anything with it. This sounds great - especially for summer =)

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  14. That looks amazing, I love fish pastes on crunchy toast ♥

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