Smoked Trout Dip
Marinated smoked Trout fillets
8 oz smoked trout fillets*
8 oz cream cheese
1 tbsp capers (increase by 2 tsp if you really like capers)
1 tsp dried dill weed**
1 tsp paprika
1 lemon, medium sized (for zest and juice)
2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped + 2 tsp for garnish
salt & pepper
Bring the cream cheese to room temperature and set up a food processor. Finely chop the chives, reserve 2 tsp for garnish.
Pulse the cream cheese to break it up and then crumble the smoked trout on top. Process to combine.
Add the capers, dried dill, paprika and pulse to combine.
Add the zest of the whole lemon and squeeze the juice of about half of it. Pulse one last time to combine. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Fold in the chives. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with reserved chives and a pinch of paprika.