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5 from 4 votes

Smoked Trout Dip

Smoked trout dip that is delicious, easy and fast work. It all begins with the quality of the smoked fish. 
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, German
Servings: 6
Calories: 206kcal
Author: CraftBeering

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Bring the cream cheese to room temperature and set up a food processor. Finely chop the chives, reserve 2 tsp for garnish. 
  • Pulse the cream cheese to break it up and then crumble the smoked trout on top. Process to combine.
  • Add the capers, dried dill, paprika and pulse to combine.
  • 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. 

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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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 13.1g | Fat: 16.6g | Saturated Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 238mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.4mg