Smoked Trout, Bacon and Tomato Sandwich with Crème Fraiche-Pepper Jelly topping

July 25, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Our farmers market sells a wonderful local smoked trout. I bought a brown sugar smoked fillet yesterday as well as some big, beautiful heirloom tomatoes. I had created the crème fraiche/pepper jelly combo earlier to use in my salmon cake recipe. I made that again, added some greens, and liked the result. Adding crispy bacon gave the sandwich a good crunch. It is also good without bacon if you prefer. I have also tried cutting the tomato into chunks and mixing with the crème fraiche, and adding a dab of harissa for an extra kick (see second photo). That is great too. Or, you can substitute harissa for the pepper jelly but add it more sparingly to the crème fraiche. Note; if you don’t have a good local smoked trout, a smoke salmon fillet or lox will also work nicely. —JoanG

What You'll Need
  • 4 ounces fillet of smoked trout , skin removed
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger buns or 4 slices of bread, or 2 English muffins
  • 1 tablespoon Butter for spreading on the bun or bread
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • 2 tablespoons green pepper jelly or jam
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 2-4 slices ripe heirloom tomato
  • 2 slices of crispy bacon that have been fried and cut in half
  1. Butter one side of the buns or bread and grill quickly until crisp and brown on one side. Flip and quickly toast the other side.
  2. Layer two pieces of bun or bread with half the baby spinach and 1-2 slices of tomato. On the other pieces, lay 2 halves of bacon, then ½ the smoked trout.
  3. Top with the crème fraiche mixture.
  4. Bite, crunch, savor!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • EmilyNunn
  • Sagegreen
  • SallyCan
  • JoanG
I love food! I love to cook, eat, read about food, write about food, and enjoy meals with friends and family. I have been writing a food memoir for the past decade and am just about done! I epsecially love to create recipes using seasonal and local produce. I love to travel and wherever I go I shop at markets, cook, and try to take a cooking class.

9 Reviews

adamnsvetcooking July 29, 2010
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato and rosemary sourdough bread. I actually posted it as an entry :)

The rosemay sourdough really makes the sandwich

adamnsvetcooking July 27, 2010
Your recipe reminded me of a breakfast sandwich I was hooked on for a while. I am looking forward of trying out your recipe.

Thank you for reminding me of my sandwich :)
JoanG July 29, 2010
Now you have to tell me, what was in your sandwich?
EmilyNunn July 26, 2010
JoanG July 26, 2010
Thank you!
Sagegreen July 26, 2010
This looks delicious! What great combinations.
JoanG July 26, 2010
Thanks! I really enjoyed it when I created it yesterday!
SallyCan July 25, 2010
What a sandwich! Looks lovely~can't wait to try it, though I've got red pepper jelly. With that list of ingredients, you can't go wrong!
JoanG July 26, 2010
Red pepper jelly should work well too. Let me know how it turns out!