Smoked Trout Appetizer Spread is centerpiece of holiday platter
Peggy Lampman | Contributor
The Smoked Trout Spread from Plum Market is delicious spread on crackers or cucumber slices without alteration. And if you’ve more time than I do today, you could pipe or stuff the spread into cherry tomato shells.
The container cost me about $5, and there were no funky preservatives or ingredients that could only be translated by a chemist. It’s scratch-made with the fish, cream cheese, sour cream and other seasoning by real folks, not machines.
Ann Arbor delis are filled with yummy read-to-go party fare such as this. Monahan's, Traklements, Back Alley Gourmet, Zingerman's, Whole Foods, Produce Station, Mediterranean Market, Arbor Farms and Busch's come to mind. How about a platter of artisan smoked meat from Biercamp? A friend of mine has Mediterrano fill her own bowls with party fare. Have you ever baked off any of those frozen spinach phyllo triangles from Trader Joes? Pretty dang good. And ordering a tray of freshly prepared sushi from one of the many Japanese Restaurants around town could be the most popular appetizer in a spread.
Yield: 1 small bowl of dip
Time: 5 minutes
1/3-1/2 pound container of Plum Market Smoked Trout Spread
2 tablespoons capers
1 teaspoon chopped red onion
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
1 or more teaspoons horseradish, optional
Bread rounds, crackers, cucumbers, celery slices for serving
Combine trout spread with capers, onion, dill and horseradish to taste, if using.
Peggy Lampman is a real-time food writer and photographer posting daily feeds on her website and in the Food & Grocery section of Annarbor.com. You may also e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.