Make Ahead

Smoked Trout Mousse

January 17, 2011
5 Ratings
  • Serves about 6
Author Notes

This one comes from my friend, Andrea Bates, who whips it up on a moment's notice. It never fails to impress. - erizzo —mamariz

Test Kitchen Notes

For a dip, this smoked trout mousse is surprisingly satisfying. The horseradish complements the flavor perfectly, without overwhelming the smoked trout or adding much heat. The technique of blending the cream cheese separately from the smoked trout results in a dip that has a light, fluffy texture, perfect for scooping up with a water cracker--preferably the roasted garlic kind. —CookLikeMad

What You'll Need
  • 8 ounces smoked trout
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons grated horseradish
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Remove skin from trout and discard. Combine trout, 1/4 cup heavy cream, lemon juice and horseradish in a food processor. Pulse until combined. Remove to a small bowl.
  2. Process cream cheese and additional 2-3 tablespoons cream in the food processor until light and fluffy.
  3. Fold cream cheese mixture into trout mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with toasted baugette slices or water crackers.
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1 Review

CANJGirl November 25, 2020
Wish I'd thought through the recipe before I made it. There's way too much cream cheese. It overshadows the smoked trout. I'd start with 1/2 the amount of cream cheese and add if necessary. Also if you use whipped cream cheese don't think you need to add cream or whip in food processor.