I love kohlrabi and I recently experimented with grilling it with sliced lemon -- very tasty. But the real epiphany came the next morning when I mixed up the leftover kohlrabi with a tin of smoked trout in oil. The smokiness of the two ingredients melded together perfectly, the kohlrabi retained a satisfying crunch, and lemon and parsley brightened the whole dish. This salad is also very nice with celery leaves in place of the parsley. This would make a nice picnic dish, because it's not very perishable and the flavors improve as it sits. —Fairmount_market
What You'll Need
Olive oil to coat the kohlrabi slices
tin smoked trout in oil (110 grams)
flat parsley leaves, chopped
Salt to taste
Peel the kohlrabi generously with a pairing knife to remove all of the woody exterior and slice into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Rub with a little olive oil, then salt generously. Slice the lemon and stack the kohlrabi and lemon slices on top of each other.
Heat a grill or a grill pan. Grill the kohlrabi and lemon slices until the kohlrabi is lightly chard and partially cooked, but still retains some crunch, and the lemon slices are lightly chard and soft. Remove from the grill and stack the lemon back on the kohlrabi. (These lemony kohlrabi slices make a nice vegetable side to grilled fish or meat, so make some extras, if you like, but 1 kohlrabi is the right amount for 1 tin of trout).
Slice the kohlrabi into 1/4-inch strips and place in a serving bowl. Squeeze the grilled lemon in top of the kohlrabi and toss with the parsley leaves. Add the smoked trout and oil from the tin, break the trout into bite sized pieces with a fork, and toss again. Taste and add more salt if desire. Enjoy.
I'm a biology professor and mother of two, and in my (limited) free time I love to cook, which is much more forgiving than laboratory science. Last year I helped start a farmers market in my neighborhood, and to promote it, I created a food blog: fairmountmarket.blogspot.com. I enjoy the challenge of coming up with recipes for local, seasonal ingredients and finding fun ways to cook with my children.