Smoked trout salad makes the perfect Christmas dinner starter. This simple recipe of smoked trout, quails’ eggs, rocket and chard salad is easy peasy to make – giving you more time to share the day with family and friends
Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs:Cheap as chips




    • 12 quails’ eggs


    • 6 tbsp (half a pot) crème fraîche


    • 2 rounded tsp Dijon mustard


    • 8 thin slices brown bread


    • About 400g (14oz) smoked trout


    • 1 bag of rocket and chard salad leaves


    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


    • 2 lemons, cut into wedges






    1. Add the quails’ eggs to a small pan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 2½ mins. Drain and cool under cold running water. Peel, rinse and drain.


    1. Mix the crème fraîche and mustard for a dressing.


    1. Toast the bread if you like. Arrange sliced smoked trout on the plates, add salad leaves, and halved quails’ eggs. Season. Serve with a lemon wedge.


    1. Spoon a little dressing on the plates or serve it in a separate bowl.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 13.0g saturates 5.0g calories 263(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.