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Smoked Trout?

Someone just gave me half a package of smoked trout from Costco. It has a nice flavor, but is quite salty. Should I use it in a salad or sandwich...or...?

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  1. you could also mix it with cream cheese and a little cream, maybe some scallions to make a spread. i love smoked trout with apples and mustard.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      I make trout salad - mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped granny smith apples, chives, lemon juice, a healthy dose of horse radish, plus some chopped nuts - pecans or almonds depending on what I have around.

    2. Smoked trout on an everthing bagel with cream cheese. The finest breakfast that ever happened.

      1. I love smoked trout. This is a great recipe from Epicurious:

        IMO, the dill is totally optional.

        Another yummy thing is a salad made with granny smith apples (no mayo, more of a composed salad) and smoked trout-- I think there is a recipe for this on Epicurious too. The apple would probably cut the salt.


        1. Scramble with a couple eggs.

          1. Almost any smoked fish (specially trout) goes great with a horseradish cream sauce.

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            1. re: Jambalaya

              It makes a great salad with cucumbers, dill, and green onions in a sour cream dressing. I had it at a wonderful, fancy restaurant in DC in the Union Station...can't remember what it was called.

            2. I like mine in a hash with potatoes, greens, grainy mustand and cider vinegar, and a poached egg on top. I also tossed some into a seafood coconut curry recipe last night, with favorable results.

              1. The hash sounds great. Also thanks for suggesting apple to cut the salt.

                1. We like to break it into pieces and toss with pasta and veggies (roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, etc.). Easy and fast dinner.

                  1. It's lovely in a salad with heirloom tomatoes and avocado with a light vinaigrette.

                    We smoked some ourselves last weekend and served it with a bit of baby mustard greens dressed in a champagne vinaigrette and a couple of boiled fingerling potatoes.

                    Or buzz it with some yogourt, a bit of mayo, horseradish, scallions, s+p and it's a lovely pate!

                    1. I love a sandwich of smoked trout/mackerel on hardy bread with a generous dollop of sour cream.

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                      1. re: rufustfirefly

                        I second rufustfirefly and add a big glass of red wine!

                      2. Chop some dill and mix it into creme fraiche. Put the trout on some grilled or toasted baguette with some of the cream, a few slices of apple, and a squeeze of lemon...just had it this way a week or two ago

                        1. I make a trout dip with cream cheese, sour cream, fresh thyme and cracked pepper with a little dijon mustard. My FIL practically ate the entire bowl when I served it at Thanksgiving, and when I have it at parties, it's always gone at the end.

                          1. I just have it with wine, crackers, and maybe pesto or mustard. It is a wonderful delicate flavour.