There's no denying the classic pairing of toasted bagels and a schmear of creamy white fish spread. But the time has come to give smoked fish its due and recognize it as something more than a bagel topping. It’s time to serve it up au naturel, or in fresh, crunchy salads, rich chowders or crispy tarts. Here are 12 amazing recipes for smoked fish, no bagels allowed:
1. Smoked Fish Chowder
Any local smoked fish, from haddock to trout, works well in this creamy chowder studded with corn kernels and tender chunks of potato.
2. Smoked Trout Dip with Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
This outstanding version of the Midwestern classic smoked fish dip gets extra flavor from the sweet onion vinaigrette that’s drizzled on top.