Smoked Trout With Crackers and a Lemon Dill Mayonnaise

"A very simple, yet delicious appetizer recipe. I love these flavor combinations. From Eating Well."
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
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Ready In:
20 crackers




  • Combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Divide trout among crackers; top with a spoonful of the lemon-dill mayonnaise.

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  1. Mrs Goodall
    What I love about Culinary Quest is trying ingredients from other countries. I love smoked trout and in the PNW we use trout smoked usually on Alderwood and it's a dry trout. But at the Scandinavian store the smoked trout was canned. My family is Norwegian and I wanted to try the trout like my great-grandma Alice would have eaten, so I tried it both ways! And I liked both preparations! (though if I had to choose, I'd choose the drier smoked salmon I'm used to). I served this to friends and we all loved the lemon dill mayo!! I think it would go great with lots of other dishes. Thanks so much for posting LisG! Made for CQ 2017, Scandinavia.
  2. sheepdoc
    Very nice. Yummy mayo. Compliments the smoked trout well.
  3. JackieOhNo!
    This recipe is really all about the mayo. I got some nice smoked trout, which I always enjoy, but this mayonnaise really took it over the top. It is bright and super tasty. I can think of other uses for it, as well, and tried it with some wood-smoked salmon, which was also nice. Thanks for sharing. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.
  4. twissis
    Made for the Culinary Quest 2014 using trout caught by my DH & taken to his smokehouse of choice, this was easy-to-fix & sure-to-please at our house. Like other reviewers, I used full-fat mayo & saw the sauce as the star of the recipe. I think a lime version of the mayo sauce would be esp good w/salmon. I did serve it the preferred Icelandic way - Atop lightly buttered toast w/scattered capers. Yum! Thx for sharing your recipe w/us.
  5. evelynathens
    Really delicious! I loved the zingy flavour of the lemon zest, juice and the addition of the dill in the mayo. I made it easy on all of us (movie night here!) and just shredded the trout and added it directly to the mayo mixture before topping crackers. They were gone in a matter of minutes!


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