9 hours ago
Friday, December 28, 2012
It's all about easy and elegant on New Year's Eve.
This is a staple appetizer in my house. Trader Joe's sells Belgian endive spears with the Treviso (or radicchio) in the same package, so it's a colorful deal.
Make the smoked trout spread (can be made the day before). Baked smoked salmon can also be used if you can't find the trout.
2 cans of smoked trout, drained and flaked
1 tablespoon of creme fraiche
1 tablespoon of Hellman's mayonnaise
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
handful of chopped chives or scallions
1 tbsp of freshly chopped dill
3 large heads of endive, trimmed and leaves separated (red treviso is nice too)
Spoon the trout spread at the tip of each endive leaf and arrange on a pretty platter.
Can be assembled a few hours before and kept covered in the fridge.
These are pretty and they disappear quickly. Good for a New Year's Day brunch too.
Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!