What is the best smoked trout with horseradish sauce recipe?

The thought of a tasty smoked trout with horseradish sauce makes your mouth water, doesn't it? In this blog post you will discover the ultimate recipe for this delicious dish. We take you through the ingredients, the preparation method and the irresistible flavor profile. Be surprised and enjoy a culinary adventure!

Smoked trout

For this delicious dish you need first-class smoked trout. Choose a high-quality smoked trout, such as the Smoked Trout from Visboer Jansen for an intense taste experience.

horseradish Sauce

The horseradish sauce is the secret ingredient that takes this dish to the next level. Attempted Artisan Horseradish Sauce from De Smaakmakers for that perfect balance between spicy and creamy.


A hint of lemon freshens up your dish and adds a refreshing touch. Go for organic lemons from Organic Farm Solstice for an intense taste.

Fresh herbs and spices

Add fresh herbs and spices to balance the flavors. Choose organic herbs from Herb farm De Groene Oogst for a pure and aromatic touch.

Benefits of this recipe:

  • Easy to prepare
  • Rich in taste
  • Healthy fats from smoked trout
  • Refreshing and light thanks to the lemon
  • Creamy and spicy because of the horseradish sauce

With these ingredients and a few simple steps, you can prepare a delicious dish that will impress all your guests. Enjoy the flavors and experiment with different brands and products to find your perfect combination!

Filleting the fish

To start preparing this delicious dish, filleting the smoked trout is the first step.

  • Step 1: Place the smoked trout with the back up.
  • Step 2: Cut off the head of the trout with a sharp fillet knife.
  • Step 3: Make a cut along the trout's belly and carefully remove the innards.
  • Step 4: Remove the bones by cutting with the knife from the head towards the tail.
  • Step 5: Cut the fish flesh from the bones and remove any remaining bones with tweezers.

Preparation of the horseradish sauce

The horseradish sauce adds a spicy and fresh taste to the smoked trout. Here's how to make it:

  • Ingredients:
    • 100 grams of crème fraîche
    • 2 tablespoons grated horseradish
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Steps:
    1. Mix the crème fraîche, grated horseradish and lemon juice in a bowl.
    2. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Let the sauce rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Serving the dish

Now that everything is ready, it's time to serve the smoked trout with horseradish sauce.

  • Place the filleted trout on a plate and spoon a generous portion of the horseradish sauce over it.
  • Garnish with some fresh herbs and a lemon wedge for an inviting presentation.
  • Serve the dish with a fresh salad and crusty baguette.

Enjoy this tasty and surprising combination of smoked trout and horseradish sauce!

Tips for a perfect result

If you want to ensure that your smoked trout dish with horseradish sauce not only tastes delicious, but also looks beautiful and is presented perfectly, here are some useful tips to help you.


The eye also wants something, so ensure an attractive presentation of your smoked trout with horseradish sauce:

  • Serve the trout on a nice plate or bowl.
  • Add some green herbs as a garnish for some color contrast.
  • Place lemon slices next to the trout for a fresh look.

Flavor combinations

To maximize the flavors of the smoked trout and horseradish sauce, consider some flavor combinations:

  • Serve the trout with a fresh salad of cucumber and dill.
  • Add a little smoked paprika powder to the horseradish sauce for extra depth.

Serving tips

To perfect your dish down to the last detail, here are some serving tips you can apply:

  • Combine the smoked trout and horseradish sauce with a glass of cool, dry white wine for a well-balanced meal.
  • Serve a crusty piece of baguette on the side to mop up the sauce and complement the flavors.

With these tips you will ensure that your smoked trout with horseradish sauce not only tastes delicious, but also looks beautiful. Enjoy your culinary creation!

Variation options and adjustments

In this section we will take a closer look at the variation options and adjustments you can make to adapt the basic recipe to your taste. By experimenting with ingredients and cooking techniques you can create unique flavor combinations. Below are some suggestions to help you get started.

Adjustments in ingredients

  • Flours: Try whole wheat flour instead of plain flour for a more nutritious option.
  • Sweeteners: Replace sugar with honey or maple syrup for a different taste experience.
  • Fillings: Add nuts, dried fruit or even chocolate chips for extra texture and flavor.

Variations in preparation method

  • Baking technique: Bake the cookies a little longer for a crispy texture or shorter for a softer bite.
  • Refrigerator vs. oven: Experiment with no-bake refrigerator cookies for a different variation.

Flavor combinations

  • Classic combinations: For example, try cranberry and white chocolate or lemon and poppy seeds.
  • Savory options: Add herbs like rosemary or sea salt for a savory twist to your cookies.

Additional tips

  • Use Belgian chocolate from the Callebaut brand for rich and intense chocolate flavor.
  • Experiment with salted butter for a surprising combination of sweet and salty.
  • Try different types of flour from De Zuidmolen for unique textures and flavors.

By playing with ingredients and techniques you can give your baking creation a personal touch and discover new flavor combinations. Unleash your creativity and enjoy the process of experimenting in the kitchen!


In conclusion, the recipe for smoked trout with horseradish sauce offers a delicious and refined taste experience. We definitely recommend that you try this dish and enjoy the unique combination of flavors. Enjoy your meal!

Frequently asked questions about smoked trout with horseradish sauce

How long should smoked trout be smoked for best results?

For best results, smoked trout should be smoked for approximately 1 to 1.5 hours at a temperature of approximately 80-90°C. This ensures that the trout is thoroughly cooked and gets a delicious smoky taste. Remember to check it regularly to prevent it from becoming too dry. Good luck smoking your trout!

Which garnish goes best with smoked trout with horseradish sauce?

For smoked trout with horseradish sauce, thinly sliced spring onions and freshly chopped dill are a perfect garnish. These fresh herbs will complement the flavors of the trout and horseradish sauce beautifully and provide a fresh and tasty addition to the dish. Enjoy it!

Is smoked trout with horseradish sauce an easy dish to make at home?

Yes, smoked trout with horseradish sauce is generally a fairly easy dish to make at home. You just need to prepare the smoked trout and make the horseradish sauce, which usually involves mixing horseradish, crème fraîche, mayonnaise and some spices. It can be a tasty and impressive meal without too much fuss in the kitchen! Good luck cooking!

Which wines go well with smoked trout with horseradish sauce?

For smoked trout with horseradish sauce, it would be best to choose a white wine with some body, such as a Chardonnay or a Pinot Gris. These wines have enough complexity to complement the flavors of the smoked fish and spicy horseradish without being overpowering. A light red wine, such as a Pinot Noir, can also pair well with this dish. The important thing is that the wine complements, not overpowers, the flavors of the trout and sauce. Cheers!

Are there any variations on the traditional recipe for smoked trout with horseradish sauce?

Yes, there are several variations on the traditional recipe for smoked trout with horseradish sauce. For example, you can play with the ingredients of the horseradish sauce by adding different herbs such as dill, parsley or chives. You can also experiment with adding ingredients such as lemon juice, mayonnaise or sour cream for a different flavor dimension. You can also serve the smoked trout on different types of bread or toast, or even on a bed of lettuce for a fresh twist. Feel free to experiment and put your own spin on this classic dish!

What is the best way to prepare horseradish sauce for smoked trout?

For the best flavor combination with smoked trout, it is best to prepare horseradish sauce by mixing grated horseradish with sour cream or crème fraîche, a pinch of sugar, a dash of lemon juice and some salt and pepper. Leave the sauce in the refrigerator for a while to let the flavors blend properly before serving with the smoked trout. Enjoy the delicious combination of flavors!

What ingredients do you need to make smoked trout with horseradish sauce?

To make smoked trout with horseradish sauce you need the following ingredients:

  • Smoked trout fillet
  • Horseradish sauce (for example from horseradish paste, crème fraîche, lemon juice and salt and pepper)
  • Fresh herbs (such as dill or parsley)
  • Lemon
  • Optional: croutons or toast to serve

With these ingredients you can make a delicious dish that is both tasty and easy to prepare. Have fun cooking!



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