Smoked trout, avocado and pear salad

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Serves: 4


  • 4 fillets smoked trout
  • 1 avocado, peeled
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar


Remove skin from smoked trout and lay in centre of plate. Slice avocado into 8 slices and lay two beside each trout fillet. Cut pears into 8 slices each and lay 4 slices on other side of trout.

Beat together mayonnaise, yogurt, lemongrass, fish sauce and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper. Streak over fish, pears and avocados.

Place balsamic vinegar in a pot over medium heat. Bring to boil, and boil for 5 to 8 minutes or until reduced by half and thickened slightly. Dot plates with balsamic reduction.



Smoked trout carries more of a fire-pit quality than smoked salmon. That contrasts nicely with boldly fruity Riesling, whether dry or slightly sweet. Lucy’s fruity, tart and fragrant embellishment here also resonates with the wine. - Beppi Crosariol