Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto Photo by: Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto

Creamy Smoked Trout Spread

Time: 20 minutes. You can't go wrong with good smoked fish, some cream, and fresh herbs. Sunset reader Manuela Rohr whirls them up in a food processor for this quick and delicious appetizer. She suggests serving it on crackers or rye bread.

Sunset MAY 2009

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 2 smoked trout fillets (8 oz. total), skinned and boned
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a food processor, pulse trout, shallot, crème fraîche, and cream together until smooth. Add dill and pepper, then pulse just to combine. Serve with crackers.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4-cup serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 187
  • Calories from fat: 77%
  • Protein: 9.6g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 8.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 1.4g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 385mg
  • Cholesterol: 48mg

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Creamy Smoked Trout Spread Recipe