Trout Mousse

Mary's Famous Smoked Trout Mousse
Serves 12
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Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
4 hr 35 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
4 hr 35 min
  1. 2 eggs, boiled and finely chopped
  2. 3 small scallions, trimmed and finely sliced on a bias
  3. 1# smoked trout (can substitute smoked salmon fillets)
  4. 1 Tbsp powdered gelatin
  5. 1/4 cup cold water
  6. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  7. 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  8. juice of 1 lemon
  9. salt and pepper
  10. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  11. 1 bunch watercress for garnish
  1. Remove the skins from trout and flake into a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin over cold water in a small bowl and let stand until granules become spongy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, scallions, mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper to trout. Blend all ingredients, taste for seasoning.
  4. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  5. Melt the gelatin in a small saucepan over low heat. Add to trout mixture and mix very thoroughly. Immediately fold in the whip cream.
  6. Pour in greased mold and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  7. Unmold, garnish with watercress and serve with crackers.
  8. Serve on a bed of watercress with watercress and lemon zest or wheel garnish.
  1. perfect for any holiday gathering
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