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.