Healthy Recipes: Smoked Trout Spread


How about a healthy eating and tasty appetizer to add to that holiday party table (and year-round, too)? This Smoked Trout Spread provides satisfying protein and important omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, it’s oh so easy! Serve with crisp crackers, thin sliced French bread or even as a vegetable dip. Want to get creative? Mold into a fish shape or scoop into a pretty holiday dish and serve.

(Makes about 1 ½ cups)

½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup coarsely flaked smoked trout (about 8 ounces)
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce or 1 tablespoon horseradish (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped scallions
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste

In bowl of a food processor, puree the ricotta cheese until smooth; stir in Tabasco sauce (or horseradish), scallions, and dill and lemon juice. Fold in trout and season with salt and pepper. Scoop into serving container or shape into mold; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Today’s healthy recipe adapted from the Silver Palate cookbook.

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