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smoked trout mousse
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Smoked Trout Mousse

Smoked trout mousse is a traditional British starter or appetizer. Smoked trout can be purchased in most major markets. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: British
Keyword: smoked trout mousse
Servings: 8
Author: Cynthia


  • 8 ounces smoked trout skinned and boned
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon horseradish prepared, not creamed
  • 3 Tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and white pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives finely chopped, (optional)
  • Fresh dill finely chopped (optional)


  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse trout for 10-15 seconds
  • Add butter and pulse an additional 5-10 seconds.
  • Add cream, horseradish, lemon juice and seasonings and pulse until mousse is blended, but not completely smooth, about 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings with additional lemon juice, salt and white pepper as needed.
  • Garnish with fresh chives or dill.