For those days and nights when you just don’t have the time, this starter dish is easy to prepare. That’s because you’re really not cooking…just placing the ingredients next to each other. Just have all ingredients waiting separately in your fridge when you get home from work, place them on a plate, and voila…you have a dish that everyone will be craving to taste.
The Smoked Trout Appetizer has all the elements you need for successful food creation – easy to prepare, tasty to eat, and a splendid display at parties.
If you have any leftovers they make a nice breakfast the next day with a bagel. We brought the ingredients with us to a house we rented with friends in Carmel. Though there were scant leftovers, the next day several friends made a tasty breakfast similar to the traditional lox and bagels.
You might have to do some research to find the smoked trout but if there’s a Whole Foods near you they usually have it in stock.
- *1 smoked Trout fillet (Whole Foods is a good source) (remove skin)
- 1/4 red onion diced
- Goat Cheese
- Toasted Baguette
- Sicilian or Italian spices
- Garlic Salt
Slice baguette; brush on olive oil and spices. Arrange on a cookie sheet and broil until toasted on top (watch carefully).
Arrange first three items on a sectioned plate. Sprinkle capers on top of the trout. Serve with baguette slices and be sure to include a small serving spoon for the cheese and onion as well as a fork for the fish. It’s also helpful to have a few crackers or baguettes with the ingredients arranged on them so your guest can see how to prepare their bite sized taste.
*you can use smoked salmon but the trout is so much better!