This smoked trout crostini is easy, easy, easy. Baguette slices are toasted and topped with flakes of store-bought smoked trout and herbed sour cream. How easy is that?
We know. You want to impress your guests. But you can’t afford to spend half your work week fussing in the kitchen before your holiday party. Which is exactly why this easy, uncomplicated, elegant hors d’oeuvre is gonna be a godsend throughout the entertaining season…and beyond.–Angie Zoobkoff
Smoked Trout Crostini
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- 15 M
- 25 M
- Makes about 15
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SWITCH UP YOUR HERBS
- If you have no chives on hand, go ahead and save yourself a trip to the store or the extra expense and substitute whatever you do happen to have on hand, whether dill or thyme or whatever else may be languishing in your fridge.
Recipe Testers Reviews
These smoked trout crostini would make an elegant but simple hors d'oeuvre for a dinner party. The trout and sour cream toppings could be prepared in advance and kept refrigerated separately or prepped and mixed while the bread is toasting in the oven. Place the cooled crostini on a platter and add the trout and sour cream topping to the bread when ready to serve.
The chives I used were very thin. Next time I would use more and also sprinkle additional chives on top of the sour cream. Chives on the top would make the presentation of these even more attractive.
What a fast and impressive snack or appetizer these smoked trout crostini are! With bought crostini and smoked fish in the refrigerator, this dish could be assembled immediately. We served it as an appetizer with Sonoma-Cutrer 2010 Chardonnay. Delicious little bites.
I did use more than 4 ounces of smoked trout—I used 6 ounces. I added 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice. We liked more tang to the sour cream. The recipe made 12 but we loaded each up with the sour cream and smoked trout—a little messy but so good.
I'll keep this recipe close for a pretty and delicious appetizer in a hurry!
These smoked trout crostini were a quick and easy snack that I whipped up when I had a couple of the neighbors in for a drink. I used smoked salmon and followed the recipe. Everyone seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. Definitely a lighter option.
On weekends, I am all over easy recipes like this! The simplicity of this smoked trout crostini also lends itself to versatility.
I could not find cold smoked trout in any of the local stores. I did find hot smoked trout and two kinds of cold smoked salmon and some smoked turkey thigh. In fact, paper-thin slices of anything would turn out great! The smoked trout and chive sour cream worked very well together, but other herbs would allow you to easily change up the dish.
I would start with 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice but more may be needed to brighten the flavors.
Finally, the heavier your sour cream, the more luxurious this easy preparation will become. [Editor’s Note: Definitely splurge on full-fat sour cream!]
This is a very easy, quick appetizer dish, elegant and uncomplicated, and very good to prep in advance. I tried it with a couple kinds of fish—smoked trout and salmon. Both were good although my personal preference was the trout.
I used a little bit of water to thin out the sour cream a bit more to be able to drizzle it over the crostini. I also used some longer snippets of chives for decoration on top of the sour cream drizzle.