Smoked fish dishes are popular with Ashkenazi Jews. A family member served this easy pareve(neutral, non-dairy) spread at a backyard BBQ this summer and I loved it. It’s so easy, great to serve all year round, would be great as an “noshable” (appetizer) for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. You can add or reduce the seasonings based on your taste.
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Crumbly Style Spread:
1 8 oz. package Smoked Trout Fillet (can be found at most grocery stores)
1 Tbls. white horseradish (or more if you like)
1-2 Tbls. olive oil (or more if you like), to moisten
Juice of whole lemon
Zest of half the lemon
1-2 Tbls. fresh chopped dill and/or chives
Cracked pepper to taste (opt.)
Cohesive Style Spread:
All of the above, adding 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise to mixture (or more if you like). I use “Just Mayo” which is vegan and very delicious. This will make a more spreadable consistency to serve with crackers, on slices of toasted baguette or on cucumber slices.
- Break apart the trout into small pieces, making sure that you remove any fine bones; place in medium size bowl and add all other ingredients.
- Crumbly style is great served as a filling for endive leaves, in leaves of bib lettuce, in hollowed out mini cucumbers, or served with scoop-shaped corn chips.