Smoked Trout Salad with Apples, Fennel and Creamy Horseradish Dressing

January  7, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

I love this recipe because many of the ingredients can be found at the farmers' market in the dead of winter, so you can still have a delicious and tasty local salad. -by at the farmers market - at the farmer's market —at the farmers market

Test Kitchen Notes

At the farmers market's salad is an interesting mix of peppery greens with a spicy dressing. The cream gives the salad a richness and the slivers of apples give it a sweet twist. The smoked trout is a fantastic addition. You'll be digging for more bites of the smokey chunks. —Stephanie Bourgeois

What You'll Need
  • For the Salad
  • 1 Whole Smoked Trout
  • 1/2 Head Frisee
  • 1/2 bunch Watercress
  • 1/2 Bulb Fresh Fennel
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Apple - peeled, cored and julienned
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Dill - chopped
  • 1 dash Fresh Black Pepper
  • For the Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Prepared Horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Dill
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  1. In a large salad bowl, break the smoked trout into small pieces, discarding any bones.
  2. Tear the frisee and watercress into small pieces and add that the bowl.
  3. Shave the fennel and shallots into fine slices and add them to the bowl. Add the apple, fresh dill and several grinds of black pepper.
  4. Prepare the dressing by combining all of the dressing ingredients into a jar. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to distribute.
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10 Reviews

Michael S. November 29, 2020
I made this tonight and it was excellent and exactly what my wife and I were looking for - a smoked trout salad with horseradish sauce and the sweetness of apple. The farmer market did not have mache or watercress, so I used some microgreens, a kale and green salad mix, along with some escarole cut up very small that I had in the house. I did use a mandoline to slice the fennel and apple so that was easy work. The dressing got very thick, but the taste was spot on and I could have thinned it with some water.
wanderash January 21, 2011
This looks great. My parents grow horseradish; I am definitely going to make this salad with some of the frozen root next time I visit them! YUM!
Jennifer A. January 9, 2011
TheWimpyVegetarian January 8, 2011
Great flavors on this! I make smoked trout cakes that includes a horseradish mayo and I do an apple salad on top. I LOVE smoked trout and apple together. I plan to make this soon!
at T. January 9, 2011
Smoked Trout Cakes with Apple Salad sounds great too. Is that posted somewhere?
TheWimpyVegetarian January 9, 2011
No, but I'll try to post it in the next week or so! I haven't even thought of it in quite awhile until i saw your recipe.
cheese1227 January 8, 2011
Smoked trout and apples. Great combo.
at T. January 7, 2011
Thank you both. I hope you try it. It's one of my favorite salads.
barr January 7, 2011
This sounds really great. I will try it!
SanuraJamila January 7, 2011
This looks like a very refreshing and hearty winter salad, especially with the smoked trout and the horseradish dressing. The sweetness of the apples provides a nice sweet crunch.