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Smoked Trout?

Glencora Nov 30, 2006 12:44 AM

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...?

  1. hotoynoodle Nov 30, 2006 12:46 AM

    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
      MMRuth Nov 30, 2006 12:49 AM

      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.

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      rockycat Nov 30, 2006 01:10 AM

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

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        Procrastibaker Nov 30, 2006 01:22 AM

        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.


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          gido Nov 30, 2006 01:31 AM

          Scramble with a couple eggs.

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            Jambalaya Nov 30, 2006 02:55 AM

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

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            1. re: Jambalaya
              oakjoan Nov 30, 2006 03:00 AM

              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. Raedia Nov 30, 2006 01:36 PM

              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. Glencora Nov 30, 2006 05:14 PM

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

                1. kiwijen Nov 30, 2006 06:05 PM

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

                  1. AmandaEd Nov 30, 2006 06:22 PM

                    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!

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                      rufustfirefly Nov 30, 2006 07:54 PM

                      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
                        dpnpt Nov 30, 2006 07:57 PM

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

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                        fooddude37 Nov 30, 2006 08:00 PM

                        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. Andiereid Nov 30, 2006 08:02 PM

                          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. steinpilz Nov 30, 2006 11:21 PM

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

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