Cole’s Smoked Trout Spread
Recipe tested twice and definitely worth a post. We came up with this one on our own – originally for a Superbowl party…nothing says Superbowl like a small delicate tin of smoked dainty rainbow trout…we thought we’d add some diversity to the gathering.
Very basic ingredients – onion, scallions, mayo, lemon, cream cheese and smoked trout. You can use any smoked fish…we’re a little partial to the Cole’s Trout. Make sure to set the block of cream cheese out on the counter to soften up which will ease the mixing process.
We used 3/4 of a brick of cream cheese. Add the fish to the bowl, we took the time to pull the skin (not visible in the photo) off the fish and used a little bit of the olive oil from the tin in the mixture. Finely diced onions, a squeeze or two of lemon juice, salt, pepper, parsley, minced green onions…mix all together. If the mixture if too stiff, you can add a small spoonful of mayo, or a little more lemon juice – either one will loosen it up.
Pack the mixture into a ramekin, package for travel, become hit at party for bringing yummy spread. We ate it on triscuits…but thinly sliced baguette, flat breads, really any cracker would work well. I don’t discriminate when it comes to crackers. I like crackers a lot. Dips, spreads, cheese…all an excuse to eat crackers.