The 3-Ingredient Solution: Smoked Trout Spread with Horseradish

by Dame Judy Hevrdejs

Do recipes with 10-plus ingredients stress you out? I know they can for me. Don’t stress. You need “The 3-Ingredient Solution.” Yes, just 3 ingredients (plus a little salt, freshly ground black pepper and herbs to taste) that’s easy to make and great for parties and potlucks — like this Smoked Trout Spread.

10 ounces smoked trout or 2 smoked trout fillets, about 8 ounces total

1 cup sour cream or creme fraiche

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

Skin trout. Break and flake it into a bowl. Toss out any big bones. Stir in sour cream and horseradish.  Add freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of sea salt, if desired, to taste. Blend well with a fork. Serve with dark bread slices like pumpernickel or sturdy crackers. Makes about 1 3/4 cups. P.S. Go artsy with a sprinkling of chopped, fresh dill.

— Adapted from a recipe by Dame Carol Mighton Haddix “Chicago Cooks” (Agate Press).

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