Inspired by the classic combination of bagels with lox and cream cheese, Tory Miller devised this variation using smoked, locally raised trout and homemade English muffins. It would be equally good on other breads, such as a baguette, or even the bagel that inspired it.
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4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 small shallot, minced
1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus 1-inch lengths, for garnish