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white fish salad?

potatoe Mar 28, 2007 08:04 AM

i have left over trout and want to make whitefish salad. like the kind you put on bagels. any suggestions?

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    another_adam Mar 28, 2007 03:54 PM

    Assuming you have smoked trout, you can chop it fine and mix with mayo and possibly cream (or sour cream), as you prefer. Add some finely chopped onion, celery, etc., for extra texture and taste, and salt if your trout isn't already salty. I personally like it relatively simple (few ingredients, showcasing the taste of a nicely smoked fish), with everything chopped very fine so it's almost a smooth spread--but you can make it more tuna-salad style with extra mayo if you prefer.

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    1. re: another_adam
      berna Mar 28, 2007 03:59 PM

      I like to add alittle chopped boiled eggs to the mixture. This helps give it the right consistency and mimics the "real" whitefish salad you get from a deli.

    2. applehome Mar 28, 2007 02:04 PM

      You don't make whitefish salad from trout. You make whitefish salad from whitefish - maybe chubs. Whitefish and chubs have been smoked - so unless you smoked your trout, you're never going to get anything close. The filler in most commercial whitefish salad is just mayo, sometimes combined with sour cream. Lemon and season to taste.

      1. CookieGal Mar 28, 2007 08:30 AM

        a can of mashed white beans, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, chives, and seasoning is really nice with left over fish or a can of tuna.

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