Pan-Fried Smoked-Trout Cakes with Lemony Salad

These crispy cakes highlight the intense flavors of smoked trout; the salad served alongside adds a lovely light twang.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced scallion greens
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, for serving
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound boneless smoked trout fillet, skin removed and trout flaked (2 cups)
  • 1 cup panko
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • 4 cups mâche or watercress

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the lightly beaten egg, scallion greens, capers, Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Add the smoked trout and toss to combine. Fold in 1/2 cup of the <em>panko</em>.

  2. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup of <em>panko</em> on a plate. Form the trout mixture into eight 1-inch-thick cakes, add them to the plate and turn to coat with the <em>panko</em>.

  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the cakes to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned and heated through, about 6 minutes. Transfer the trout cakes to plates.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil with the remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Add the m&#226;che and toss to coat. Transfer the salad to the plates and serve with lemon wedges.

Suggested Pairing

Citrusy, medium-bodied Pinot Gris, such as one from Sonoma County's Russian River Valley.

Contributed By Published June 2008

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