New Year's Eve: Smoked Trout Spread in Endive Spears

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!

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The two different colored leaves make such a stunning presentation with the smoked trout and dill sprigs. I wish there was a Trader Joe's closer to us...Guess I'll have to settle for just green leaves.

Thank you for all of the wonderful food ideas & recipes that you share with us throughout the year. Wishing you and Henry a happy and healthy 2013.
This is beautiful Stacey, I have a package of 3 different smoked salmon in my fridge, I'm doing this! Happy New Year my Friend!and Henry too!
SarahB said…
Stacey, being a WW girl, I make this with fat free Greek yogurt. It's still SO good. I do add mayo but a little goes a long way. The smoked trout is so flavorful!
Ciao Chow Linda said…
I didn't know you could buy that treviso radicchio at TJ's. Thanks for the tip. This is a perfect NYEve dish. Happy New Year to you and Hen.
Those would be perfect with champagne
to ring in 2013. Beautiful presentation.
stacey said…
I make smoked salmon and poached salmon just like this for my clients. Its always a huge hit. I never tasted it because I never really eat smoked salmon. I know, i know but i didnt grow up with it so i guess thats why?? I finally tasted it last week and it was good. I cook by taste usually so not sure how i pulled it off. I think id really like smoked trout and the endive. I srv mine with stacys pita chips lol. Im gf so i love the idea of endive!! I add a tsp of dijon, splash of worchestier, tabasco and chives instead of scallion to mine. Have a happy new year!! I really enjoy your blog thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!
stacey said…
Ohh and a few capers too. :)
Claudia said…
Love the spread. Love the presentation. Love the ease. Happy 2013 Stacey! May it be brimming with good things.
Treviso hotels said…
It's so tasty and the design is awesome. Good recommendation!