Appetizer Recipes

Smoked Trout Rillettes

This easy Trout Rillettes adds elegance to happy hours, brunches, and light lunches. Bright lemon, bold salt, fresh chives, and radiant dill perfectly balance the smoked trout (read: it’s not fishy), and every bite is full of flavor. If the experience in our test kitchen is any indication, your guests will return to fill up their plates again and again. Whether you tell them about the breathtakingly easy prep — just three simple steps, one of which is “put it in a pretty bowl and serve” — is up to you.

Smoked Trout Rillettes



Smoked Trout Rillettes

Serves: 4


10 oz smoked trout
⅓ cup crème fraîche
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp finely chopped Gelson’s organic fresh chives
1 tsp finely chopped Gelson’s organic fresh dill
Zest from 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lemon
Flake salt, to taste
Freshly ground Gelson’s black pepper, to taste
Rye crackers, for serving
Halved radishes, for serving
Celery sticks, for serving


  1. Gently flake the trout into a medium bowl, discarding any bones and skin.

  2. Add the crème fraîche, mustard, chives, dill, lemon zest, lemon juice, and stir to combine. Season with flake salt and black pepper.

  3. Transfer the rillettes to a bowl and serve with rye crackers, radishes, and celery sticks. Leftover rillettes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Recipe source: Delicious

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