Smoked Trout Dip

A good dip can be the life of the party. And a great dip IS a party—a party of flavour! Smoky notes from the trout make themselves known through the explosive blend of seasonings and other ingredients in this thick, creamy sauce.


  • ½ lb (227 g) Canadian smoked trout, skin removed
  • 1 cup (250 g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Greek or plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp lemon zest, finely grated
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 tsp (1 g) dried dill
  • ½ tsp (2 g) Old Bay™ seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp (1 g) cayenne
  • 2 tbsp (8 g) chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (13 g) capers, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, finely diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Garnishes (optional):
  • Fresh chives
  • Fresh dill
  • Serve with (optional):
  • Crudités (cucumber slices, celery sticks, radishes, asparagus, endive)
  • Crusty bread or crostini
  • Flatbread or crackers or breadsticks
  • Potato chips or bagel chips


  1. Using a hand mixer, whip the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Add half of the smoked trout, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, Old Bay™ seasoning, and cayenne. Mix on medium-low speed until everything is thoroughly combined and the smoked trout is broken into small pieces.
  2. Use a fork to break the remaining trout into large flakes. Use a spatula to fold the flaked trout, chives, capers, and shallot into the cream cheese mixture. Cover and place into the fridge to allow flavours to meld; at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  3. Taste the dip and season with salt if desired. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chives and/or fresh dill. Serve immediately.

Chef's Tips

  • Any Canadian hot-smoked fish can be used instead of the Canadian smoked trout.
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill can be used instead of the dried dill. Fold the fresh dill when folding in the chives.
  • Zest the lemon before cutting and squeezing it for the lemon juice.
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Health Benefits of Trout

  • Bone Health & Growth: Trout is an excellent source of vitamin D and a good source of phosphorus, which play a crucial role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth and supporting normal growth.

  • Heart & Brain Health: As a source of omega-3 fatty acids, eating trout may promote the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves, and due to its low sodium and saturated fat content, it aids in reducing the risk of high blood pressure.

  • Lean & Heart-Friendly: Trout is a lean protein source, and its low sodium and saturated fat content helps lower risks associated with high blood pressure and heart diseases.