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Smoked Trout Salad with Herb & Horseradish Dressing

March/April 2008, The Simple Art of EatingWell

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Smoked trout tops heart-shaped watercress and mixed greens tossed with creamy horseradish dressing in this protein-packed appetizer salad.


Smoked Trout Salad with Herb & Horseradish Dressing

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

Herb & Horseradish Dressing

  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche or reduced-fat sour cream (see Tips)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped mixed fresh herbs, including chives, dill, flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Smoked Trout Salad

  • 1 head butterhead lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 4 cups bite-size pieces watercress or arugula (about 1 bunch), tough stems removed
  • 1 cup mâche (see Tips) or mixed salad greens
  • 4 ounces smoked trout fillet, skin removed
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed (optional)

Preparation

  1. To prepare dressing: Whisk crème fraîche (or sour cream), herbs, horseradish, salt and pepper in a small bowl until combined.
  2. To prepare salad: Gently toss lettuce, watercress (or arugula) and mâche (or mixed greens) in a large bowl. Toss with Herb & Horseradish Dressing to coat. Divide the greens among 4 plates. Flake 1 ounce trout over each salad and sprinkle with scallions and capers (if using).

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 1 week.
  • Crème fraîche is a tangy, thick, rich cultured cream commonly used in French cooking. Find it in the dairy section of large supermarkets, usually near other specialty cheeses. Sour cream can be used as a substitute, or you can make your own lower-fat version by combining equal portions of reduced-fat sour cream and nonfat plain yogurt.
  • Mâche (“mosh”), also known as lamb’s lettuce or corn salad, is a tangy green that resembles watercress. Popular in Europe, it is enjoyed in the first salads of spring. Look for it in specialty stores, large supermarkets and farmers’ markets.

Nutrition

Per serving: 173 calories; 13 g fat (7 g sat); 30 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g total sugars; 10 g protein; 2 g fiber; 437 mg sodium; 325 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (63% daily value), Vitamin C (42% dv), Folate (17% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat


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