Smoked trout salad

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Serves: 4 to 6


  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 red-leaf lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 250 grams (8 ounces) smoked trout, skinned
  • 250 grams (8 ounces) mini red-skinned potatoes, boiled
  • 6 asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, blanched
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced red onion
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • 1 cup pitted black olives, halved
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper


Stir vinegar with Dijon and tarragon. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve. Toss lettuce with 1/4 cup dressing in a large bowl. Line a platter with dressed lettuce.

Break trout into large flakes. Arrange trout, potatoes, asparagus, onion, eggs and olives in rows over the lettuce. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette (there may be a little extra). Season with black pepper.