Smoked Trout with Horseradish, Beetroot and Cress


A simple-to-prepare fish starter recipe, packed full of flavour from the horseradish, beetroot and cress

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 10 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 220 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes


  • 4tbsp grated horseradish
  • 4tbsp crème fraîche
  • 4 fillets smoked trout
  • 200g (7oz) cooked baby beetroot (preferably not in vinegar), halved if large
  • 2 boxes mustard cress, leaves trimmed from base
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve


  1. Mix the horseradish with the crème fraîche to form a loose paste, then season it well with freshly ground black pepper.

  2. Cut the trout fillets in half diagonally and sit in the middle of the plate. Place a small stack of beetroot on top of the fish, then scatter over the cress. Spoon the horseradish sauce around the fish and serve with the lemon wedges on the side, to squeeze over.