Smoked Trout Dip
- 2 packages Smoked Trout
- 1 container whipped Cream Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 small cucumber or half large diced, peeled
- Fresh Dill, chopped – one bunch
- 1 lemon, squeezed
- Mix cream cheese and Greek yogurt well.
- Add cucumber and dill. (I didn’t use all the dill.)
- Tear trout into small pieces and stir well.
- Squeeze lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with pita chips or crostini
By Lillian Carson via KathyMillerTime
Ole Miss tailgating fan, Lillian Carson gave me this recipe after spending time in the North Carolina mountains. She found local smoked trout at the store and devised this recipe.
I served up a Fall Hard Cider in retro red wine glasses in honor of Ole Miss’ longstanding tailgating traditions in The Grove. They know how to bring out the linens, silver, chandeliers and fancy glasses at Ole Miss.
A word of caution when disposing of smoked trout dip (as if there is any left)! In a previous post about dealing with bears in the North Carolina mountains:
BEARS LIKE SMOKED TROUT TOO!
I was sitting on our screened porch after dinner, enjoying the mountain air with a glass of wine.
I heard what sounded like the garbage being picked up. Lots of chinking of bottles. I could not see our garbage area.
The only place I could view the garbage area off the carport was from my bathroom window. I peered out the window and saw a large bear trashing several large garbage cans and garbage bags. Beer bottles (from a weekend party) were rolling down the driveway. I called my husband, Dave in Florida to ask, “What do I do???”
As a child sitting around a campfire, my father always told me that a fire would keep wild animals away. I also remembered in the Old Yeller movie the family built a large fire to keep wild animals at bay. I ran to the laundry room and grabbed the sparklers left over from our 4th of July party (hence all the beer bottles). Keeping Dave on the phone line, I moved up the stairs to our guest bedroom, with its own deck.
I lit a couple of sparklers and threw them down to the garbage area. The bear ran up to the the hammock area just off the balcony dragging a garbage bag with her. I lit a few more sparklers throwing them into the clearing. The bear did not like the sparklers and ran off into the woods. Even though I was relieved the bear had departed, I knew I could not leave all that trash lying around on the carport. With Dave still on the line I lit more sparklers and laid them on the carport while I frantically picked up the trash. I told Dave,”If you hear me scream call 911.
THE CULPRIT OF THE BEAR ACTIVITY. REMEMBER THE BAG OF TRASH THE BEAR DRAGGED TO THE HAMMOCK CLEARING?
I found the incriminating evidence of the Sunburst Trout Dip container in the clearing.
I HAD THROWN AWAY LEFT OVER SMOKED TROUT DIP AND THE BEAR LOVED IT!