Smoked Trout Roe
A quick way to smoke trout roe. Birchwood is lovely to use, but any wood chip you prefer will work for this recipe.
This trout roe can be used as an addition to a nice tartare, on a toast with cream, or in almost any seafood dish!
Add 1 cup of trout roe to a sieve and place it over the edge of a large pot
Add ¼ cup of wood chips to a heatproof bowl and light it on fire. Cut two pieces of cling film large enough to cover the pot
Put out the fire leaving only the embers lit. Place the bowl in the pot on the opposite side of the roe and cover it tightly with the cling film
Let it smoke for 1h to add flavor, lighting the wood chips again if needed to keep the embers lit. Taste the roe to make sure it has reached the desired level of smokiness
Remove from the pot and let it chill. The smoked trout roe is ready
Enjoy! Try it with aromatic pickles, with fresh sauces, or over tartare and toast.
Yield 2 tbsp
Trout Roe2 tbsp
Wood Chips¼ cup