Family Cocktail Hour: Smoked Trout with Red Pepper “Caviar”

March 8, 2012

Smoked Trout with Roasted Red Pepper "Caviar"

These smoked trout hors d’oeuvres were in actuality a quick lunch for Georgia & I, thrown together with just three ingredients: Trader Joe’s Smoked Trout fillets, mayo, and roasted red bell peppers. While sold canned, these trout fillets don’t have the tinny flavor of chunk tuna fish, and are a quick & easy nitrate-free source of protein and healthy fats.

My daughter will eat this salad by the spoonful; but, served on mini 12-grain crackers (also Trader Joe’s) with a garnish, it’s passable as cocktail party fare. Diced small enough, roasted red peppers resemble salmon roe and add sweetness and acidity to balance the smoky. Serve this with potassium-rich fruit (to offset sodium) such as melon, kiwi, mango or citrus. And maybe some bubbly for the grown ups.

Smoked Trout Salad

Drain the oil from two (3.9 oz) cans of Smoked Trout fillets. Place fillets in a small bowl and flake with a fork. Add 2 Tbsp of your favorite mayonnaise and mix with fork until smooth. Spoon onto crackers and garnish with a very-small diced roasted red pepper.

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