Smoked trout salad recipe

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serves: 8
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 5 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 263 kCal 13%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 5g 25%

Smoked trout salad makes the perfect Christmas dinner starter. This simple recipe of smoked trout, quails’ eggs, rocket and chard salad is easy peasy to make – giving you more time to share the day with family and friends


  • 12 quails’ eggs
  • 6 tbsp (half a pot) crème fraîche
  • 2 rounded tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 thin slices brown bread
  • About 400g (14oz) smoked trout
  • 1 bag of rocket and chard salad leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges


  • Add the quails’ eggs to a small pan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 2½ mins. Drain and cool under cold running water. Peel, rinse and drain.

  • Mix the crème fraîche and mustard for a dressing.

  • Toast the bread if you like. Arrange sliced smoked trout on the plates, add salad leaves, and halved quails’ eggs. Season. Serve with a lemon wedge.

  • Spoon a little dressing on the plates or serve it in a separate bowl.

Top tip for making Smoked trout salad

Boil and peel the eggs the day before serving. Keep them in a polybag in the fridge.

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