5 from 2 votes
Smoked Trout Dip
Prep Time
5 mins

Smoked trout dip that is delicious, easy and fast work. It all begins with the quality of the smoked fish. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, German
Keyword: smoked fish dip, smoked trout dip, smoked trout spread
Servings: 6
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: CraftBeering
  • 8 oz smoked trout fillets*
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp capers (increase by 2 tsp if you really like capers)
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed**
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 lemon, medium sized (for zest and juice)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped + 2 tsp for garnish
  • salt & pepper, to taste, if needed
  1. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature and set up a food processor. Finely chop the chives, reserve 2 tsp for garnish. 

  2. Pulse the cream cheese to break it up and then crumble the smoked trout on top. Process to combine.

  3. Add the capers, dried dill, paprika and pulse to combine.

  4. Add the zest of the whole lemon and squeeze the juice of about half of it. Pulse one last time to combine. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Fold in the chives. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with reserved chives and a pinch of paprika. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Be sure to use good quality smoked trout fillets as opposed to canned smoked trout. The quality of the fish directly impacts the end results in this recipe - both taste and texture. 


**If you'd rather use fresh dill chop it finely and add it in the end along with the chives.


The dip is best enjoyed right away but will save well refrigerated for a few days. Remember to bring it to room temperature before serving.

To make toasted baguette slices cut a baguette in about half an inch thick diagonal slices, arrange them onto a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake in a 375 F oven for about eight minutes or until they start turning golden brown. Turn them over once, after the first four minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Trout Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.6g 26%
Saturated Fat 8.9g 45%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Potassium 238mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 1.4g 0%
Protein 13.1g 26%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.