Smoked Trout Crudo with Fennel & Grapefruit Salad

Smoked Trout Crudo with Fennel & Grapefruit Salad, A Refreshing Symphony of Flavors

This appetizer is a symphony of light, fresh flavors, and contrasting textures.

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Smoked Trout Fillets
Smoked Trout Fillets
  • Smoked Trout Crudo:
    • 4 ounces smoked trout fillet, skin remo
    • Fennel & Grapefruit Salad:
    • 1 small bulb fennel, thinly shaved


  • Fennel

    1 ruby grapefruit, segmented

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Oesh dill, chopped (optional) for garnish




Fresh dill

  • Citrus Vinaigrette:
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  • Dijon Mustard

    Pinch of salt and black pepper






  • Microgreens (optional) for garnish

  • Edible flowers (optional) for garnish

Edible flowers


  1. Slice the Trout: Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the smoked trout fillet against the grain. Arrange the slices on a chilled plate in a single layer.
  2. Prepare the Salad: Shave the fennel bulb using a mandoline or sharp knife. Segment the grapefruit, removing any white membranes. Toss the fennel, grapefruit, and toasted walnuts together in a bowl.
  3. Make the Vinaigrette: Whisk together orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Assemble and Serve: Drizzle the citrus vinaigrette over the salad and gently toss to coat. Spoon the salad onto the chilled plate around the trout slices. Garnish with fresh dill (optional), microgreens (optional), and edible flowers (optional).


Smoked Trout Salad
  • Substitute smoked salmon or mackerel for the trout if desired.
  • Add other citrus fruits like blood oranges or tangerines for a flavor twist.
  • For a richer flavor, add a sprinkle of crumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola over the salad.
  • Drizzle a touch of honey or maple syrup over the grapefruit segments for a touch of sweetness.
  • Get creative with plating! Arrange the trout slices in an artistic pattern or use a ring mold to create a beautiful salad mound.

Enjoy this light and refreshing starter! The delicate smoked trout, vibrant salad, and tangy vinaigrette come together to create a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s an eye-catching and delicious way to kick off any meal.

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