Hot Smoked Ocean Trout Salad

My lovely local deli stocks a beautiful range of hot smoked fish.  So whilst I am waiting for my coffee, distracting Elliott from all the goodies, I start dreaming up different ways to serve and prepare the different fish.  This week I bought a pack of Hot Smoked Ocean Trout with Blackening Spices and thought I would use it for a salad for dinner.  Well it turns out that I couldn’t wait for dinner – I made it for lunch for one!

It was so quick to throw together.  A handful of salad greens, some sliced green shallots, cucumber and blanched green beans that still had plenty of crunch.  A boiled potato could have been added for a more substantial meal. I kept the salad dressing light by just sticking with olive oil/red wine vinegar combo instead of a creamy mayonnaise.  It made the salad refreshing but still satisfying.  It was so good that I repeated the same salad with the remaining fillet of ocean trout for lunch the next day.  A very special lunch for one which I enjoyed with a bit of light reading on my favourite subject – baking.

hot smoked ocean trout salad

a handful of salad leaves
1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced on the diagonal
a handful of green beans, blanched in lightly salted water and refreshed in cold water
1 green shallot, thinly sliced on the diagonal (green part only)
65g hot smoked ocean trout
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
1/2 clove garlic, crushed
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic and then season to taste.

Arrange the salad leaves, cucumber, green shallot and green beans on a plate and break up the trout into chunks and place on top.  Drizzle over the dressing and grind some black pepper to finish.

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8 Responses to Hot Smoked Ocean Trout Salad

  1. Alice Duffield says:

    Nat- which deli is this from? Can’t be from the same one I go to at Ashgrove as I”ve never seen hot fish! Tell me this good news!X

  2. natalie says:

    It isn’t hot fish – hot smoked fish and it is amazing! At Global Fine Food next to Coles.

  3. Anna says:

    Natalie – looks delicious hope it was Huon blackened smoked trout!! 🙂 especially now I am back in Tassie! Will definitely try this, looks great. Hope all going well at Ashgrove and all your plans etc going well! A

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I love hot smoked trout. I hope your lunch for one was beautiful. xx

  5. Victoria says:

    Wow. Well, you can go to Zuni Cafe and get some fabulous roast chicken! Welcome to America from a New Yorker. And congratulations to Joel.

    • natalie says:

      Funny you should say that because it is on my to do list. Joel went to Zuni Cafe when he was over there but just had a burger. But he did say it was an incredible burger!

  6. Love hot smoked trout. Very fresh sounding.

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