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A bowl of herbed smoked trout spread with crostini.

Herbed Smoked Trout Spread

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 1/2 cups 1x


This herbed-smoked trout spread with fresh chives and tarragon is elegant yet quick and easy to make. It's always a hit at parties and sure to impress.



8 ounces mascarpone, softened
1/2 cup creme fraiche
8 ounces smoked trout, skin and bones removed and flaked into pieces
3 garlic cloves, grated
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Crostini, for serving


  1. Blend the softened mascarpone and creme fraiche in a food processor until smooth. Alternatively, you can mix by hand or use a hand or stand mixer. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. In the mixing bowl, stir in the smoked trout, grated garlic cloves, lemon juice, chives, tarragon, lemon zest and cayenne pepper. Spoon the herbed smoked trout spread into a serving bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for a few hours.
  3. Ten minutes before serving, allow the herbed smoked trout spread to sit in room temperature. Serve with crostini. Enjoy!


  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
  • Calories: 67
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 65
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 8

Keywords: smoked trout spread, smoked trout dip, trout pate