Smoked Trout & Apple Salad w/ Horseradish Dressing

This is a terrific salad for fall. I used some of those big ass Jonagold apples from the farmers' market on Sunday. I made individual broccoli and cheddar quiches in muffin tins to go with the salad.

I make this salad once a year (like so many dishes) and it always is a big hit.
The original recipe was from a 2003 issue of Food & Wine.

The horseradish dressing is heavy, so go lightly on it.

Smoked Trout & Green Apple Salad w/ Horseradish Dressing:
serves 4

~ package of smoked trout filets (usually comes 2 in a package)
~ bag of arugula (or 2 heads, washed)
~ 2 Granny Smith or Jona Gold green apples, cut into matchsticks (do not peel them)

~ handful of chopped chives (I used scallions, because that's what I had)
~ 2 tbsp Hellman's mayonnaise
~ 2 tbsp buttermilk (you can substitute whole milk w/ a squeeze of lemon juice)
~ 2 tbsp of prepared horseradish (not the red colored horseradish)
~ pinch of salt and pepper

Mix the 3 salad ingredients together in one bowl. Mix the smoked trout in a separate bowl with some of the dressing and spoon the dressed trout on top of the salad on individual plates.
The taste of the crisp apples with the spicy arugula and smoked fish is so wonderful.


kat said…
It sounds very Scandinavian with the smoked fish & horseradish
This salad looks and sounds delicious. Anything with fall apples is a hit with me. I want to see the muffin quiches too. Will you be posting the photos and recipe later? ♥Rosemary
Ilva said…
I tagged you for a meme if you feel like it!
Giff said…
excellent - dig this one
Dillon said…
simple and absolutely delicious! horseradish gives a nice kick to everything!
Pam said…
Yum. This salad looks amazing and the horseradish dressing is brilliant!

The hot artichoke dip looks amazing! I would eat way too much of that.
Lori Lynn said…
We are big fans of smoked fish here. This looks terrific. Really like that horseradish dressing too.
Maris said…
Apple and horseradish sound like they would be a surprisingly good combination!
This sounds interesting and delicious. It's funny because today I have individual quiches on my blog. I love the artchoke dip.
Hi Stace, You got me with that horeradish dressing! It all sounds perfect together!
Patsyk said…
What a nice combination of flavors! Yum!