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Smoked Trout Appetizer Platter

Smoked Trout Platter with Horseradish Cream Sauce

The ultimate make-ahead appetizer, this beautiful smoked trout platter is perfect for a patio party, entertaining or special occasion.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 101kcal
Author Michele Peterson


  • 200 grams smoked rainbow trout in a filet
  • 25 grams arugula
  • 1/4 red onion medium
  • 1 tbsp capers drained
  • 2/3 cup sour cream light
  • 1 tbsp white horseradish
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 grated lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon for garnish


  • Combine sour cream, horseradish, lemon juice, lemon zest, dill,  chives, salt and pepper in a bowl
  • Slice red onion into half and then into thin slices
  • Spread arugula on a large oval platter
  • Remove skin from back of smoked trout and lay lengthwise on top of arugula
  • Spread capers and half of red onion slices on top of the smoked trout
  • Place sour cream mixture into piping bag or squeeze bottle and apply in a criss-cross decorative pattern over the trout.
  • Garnish with remaining red onion slices and wedges of lemon


  • Select a large whole filet of the best quality smoked fish you can afford.
  • If the sauce is too thick to pipe easily, add one tablespoon of warm water or enough to achieve a consistency that makes it easy to create a decorative pattern yet keeps it firm enough to hold a shape.
  • Other accompaniments to a fish platter can be halved cherry tomatoes, sprigs of fresh chives or parsley, salmon mousse, raw oysters or smoked salmon.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.3mg