Trout with Fingerling Potato and Caviar Recipe

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Mia Davis Modified: March 21, 2022
Trout with Fingerling Potato and Caviar Recipe

How To Make Trout with Fingerling Potato and Caviar

Bursting with flavors, these smoked trout hors d’oeuvres layers thinly sliced trout, fingerling potato, and American caviar for an elegant appetizer.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Additonal Time: 10 hours
Total: 10 hours 35 minutes



For Smoked Trout:

  • 2rainbow trouts
  • ½cupsugar
  • ½cupkosher salt
  • 8cupswater
  • ¼tsppaprika
  • ¼tspcayenne pepper
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • ¼tspcelery salt
  • cherry wood chips

For Fingerling Potatoes:

  • 1lbrussian banana fingerling potatoes
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 1sprigthyme
  • salt and pepper,to taste

For Garnish:

  • creme fraiche
  • american sturgeon caviar
  • fresh chives


Smoked Trout:

  1. Using a kitchen scrubber, remove scales from trout. Cut off the head and eviscerate the fish. Remove backbone, rib bones, and pin bones.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, salt, water, and spices. Whisk until dissolved. Place fillets in brine and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Remove from brine and pat dry with a paper towel. Lay fillets skin side down on a wire rack and refrigerate uncovered overnight. Cold smoke trout, without heat, for about 2 hours.

  4. Place fillets into a 300 degree F oven for 5 minutes. Cool and set aside for later use.

Fingerling Potatoes:

  1. Slice fingerling potatoes on a mandolin lengthwise into 3×16-inch slices. Warm olive oil in a sauté pan on medium heat. Add thyme. Pan fry potato slices until light brown, and season with salt and pepper. Blot potatoes on a paper towel.

  2. Spread crème frâiche on potato slices. Top with a thin slice of smoked trout and a dollop of American caviar. Garnish with fresh chives.

  3. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 762.62kcal
  • Fat: 28.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.65g
  • Fiber: 4.54g
  • Sugar: 34.51g
  • Protein: 63.77g
  • Cholesterol: 178.18mg
  • Sodium: 2634.17mg
  • Calcium: 137.09mg
  • Potassium: 1840.46mg
  • Iron: 2.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 265.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 40.28mg
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