Leek and smoked trout mousseline recipe

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Leek and smoked trout mousseline

Preparation Time30 mins
Cost RangeNot

Individual smoked trout and leek mousse delicately wrapped in a pretty parcel.


  • 2 medium leeks
  • 225g/8oz smoked trout
  • 225g/8oz crème fraiche
  • 1 sachet gelatine powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 lime, grated zest and juice of
  • Sprinkling ground sea salt and black pepper
  • Lime slices for garnish




  1. Trim leeks and halve lengthwise. Pull away sufficient strips of leek to line the ramekin dishes. Set aside remaining leek for filling.
  2. Place leek strips in a colander over boiling water for 2-3 minutes to soften. Rinse under cold water.
  3. Line ramekin dishes with alternate strips of smoked trout and leek leaving sufficient to fold back over filling.
  4. Prepare filling. Place remaining leek in a food processor and chop until fine. Gently sauté the leek in the olive oil for 5 minutes to soften but not brown.
  5. Finely chop the remaining smoked trout and parsley and combine with the leek, lime zest and juice and seasonings. Stir in the crème fraiche.
  6. Place 2tbsp of cold water into a small cup and sprinkle gelatine over. Microwave briefly for 5 seconds to dissolve the gelatine to a clear liquid. Stir into the leek mixture.
  7. Whisk egg whites with an electric mixer until with the bowl can be inverted without losing the filling. Gently fold egg white into the leek mixture using a metal spoon. Spoon filling into lined ramekin dishes and fold back leek and smoked trout over the filling.
  8. Chill for at least 2 hours until the filling has set. Gently turn out onto individual plates and garnish with lime and parsley.

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