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%
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  • 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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