Smoked Trout Spread

Put together this buttery spread, flavored with lemon and dill, in a matter of minutes. Serve with sesame crackers, toast or bagel chips. Fast Hors d'Oeuvres

makes about 2/3 cup


  • One 4-ounce smoked trout fillet, skin and any stray bones removed, flesh flaked

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


  1. In a food processor, combine the trout, butter, dill and lemon zest. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice. Transfer the mixture to a crock.

Make Ahead

The spread can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 1 day.

Suggested Pairing

A crisp, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc: Turley's J. Fritz Sauvignon Blanc; Rochioli from California or Didier Dagueneau from France.

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