Smoked Trout Salad with Pickled Beets, Cucumber, and Roasted Almonds

Smoked Trout Salad with Pickled Beets, Cucumber, and Roasted Almonds
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Smoked Trout
Ellen Silverman
Smoked Trout

A package of smoked trout is a great item to keep in the fridge. It turns a simple salad into a quick, healthy tasty weeknight meal, or serves as a little something to offer with crackers and drinks for a spontaneous get-together. I like to use a mix of chives or scallion greens, dill, mint and flat-leaf parsley in this salad, but feel free to create your own mix of favorite herbs.

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4
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the herb-almond cream

  • 3  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 3  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • pickling or 3 Persian cucumbers
  • 4  Ounces  baby arugula
  • medium radishes, very thinly sliced (about 2/3 cup)
  • pickled baby beets, cut into matchsticks (1/2 cup)
  • 4  Ounces  smoked trout, skin and any small bones removed, broken into bite-sized pieces

Directions

For the herb-almond cream

In a medium bowl, stir together the sour cream, herbs, 2 tablespoons of the almonds and 1⁄8 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
 

For the salad

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a generous pinch of pepper.

Peel the cucumbers lengthwise in a zebra stripe fashion, then cut into half moons on the diagonal. Combine in a large bowl with the arugula, radishes and beets. Add the lemon dressing and a generous pinch of pepper and toss to combine.

Divide the salad among 4 serving plates. Arrange the fish between the greens on the plates. Dollop with the herb-almond cream and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup almonds.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Carbohydrate, by difference
29g
22%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
2mg
0%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
91mg
6%
Water
28g
1%

Trout Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Trout Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.