Friday, December 26, 2008

Smoked Trout Heaven

For years I have been buying the smoked trout dip from the deli down at Barkly Square in Brunswick & I’m yet to meet a person who doesn’t absolutely love it, its very addictive. Well I finally have found a recipe that’s incredibly even better than the deli version & oh so easy to prepare, though I’m not sure if it works out any cheaper. From memory its abt $22.00 per kilo from the deli, which works out to abt $12.00 for a fullish small tub. The piece of lemon pepper smoked trout I bought to use in the dip (funnily enough also from the deli at Barkly Square) was $8.95 so once you add in the extras not much difference. Does anyone else make their own smoked trout dip, maybe its always been this easy & I just haven’t tried it before? For those who are interested the recipe I used came from Nigella’s Express though I used lemon pepper flavoured smoked trout which gave it a lovely zing & omitted the cayenne pepper as I felt it didn’t need it. Fantastic served with some fresh bread or crackers & a lovely Christmas Eve nibble enjoyed by all


Another Outspoken Female said...

I've made my own version of a smoked eel dip using mayo, spring onions and lemon juice. It is wonderful and spring it on people who'd never willingly eat eel and are shocked when they found out they actually liked the stuff.

You can get cheaper trout than the one you got, if you don't mind buying it whole and skinning and boning it.

Ange said...

Thanks for the tip, I will have to look out for the whole trout to save some $$$ next time

Towser said...

Hi Ange

Perhaps not meant to be done as smooth as a pate or dip, but this recipe I've used for smoked trout rillettes is a winner with crackers too.