You may be asking what makes this “southern” since trout can be found anywhere, but this particular trout came from just up the road in North Carolina from a company called Sunburst Trout Farm. If you remember a couple months ago I ran across trout sausage gravy and biscuits (YUM!!!) at a restaurant in Brevard, NC and was immediately addicted! I bought a smoked trout filet recently with the intention of making the salad with black lentils (the one I had last year in NYC), but I went with a flatbread instead, creating Smoked Trout Flatbread. I don’t know how in the world I got the idea to make this Smoked Trout Flatbread, but it randomly popped in my head so I decided to run with it. Glad I did too! This Smoked Trout Flatbread is so easy to make and it was really good! I had it in mind that this would be a great spring appetizer if you were having a dinner party, but after I made it and had a bite, it would be a great any time of the day. Particularly at brunch. Little side salad or a bowl of fruit and Poof! Breakfast, brunch/lunch or dinner is ready to go.
Smoked salmon could be used as an alternative to trout. Either would be great!
Smoked Trout FlatbreadSERVES 4 for a meal, about 8 for an app PrintDownload
- 1 package of refrigerated pizza dough
- 8 oz of whipped cream cheese
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 Tbsp of chopped fresh dill
- 1/4 cup of green onions
- salt and pepper
- 1 package of smoked trout (1 large filet)
- olive oil
- 3 asparagus spears (optional to shave over top)
- Roll out the dough into the shape of a rough rectangle. Or whatever shape you want.
- Lightly grease a baking sheet with a little olive oil.
- Spread the dough out and bake for 10-15 minutes on 350 until it has lightly browned.
- Let it cool completely.
- While the crust is cooking, mix together the cream cheese, lemon juice, dill and green onions.
- Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- When the crust is cooled, spread with the cream cheese mixture.
- Remove the skin off the trout filet and crumble over the flatbread.
- If you'd like to add some green interest to it you can shave asparagus spears with a vegetable peeler over the top.