Yes, you should go and make this smoked trout sandwich right now.

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Ahhh, smoked trout. That subtle smoky flavor. That creamy savor. We could eat this delicate smoked fish any which way, and it certainly doesn't need much dressing up, but it's particularly good in our spelt sandwich with watercress and finely chopped apple, shallots and pecan nuts, which makes a little bit go a long way.

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  • 1/2 crisp green apple, such as Granny Smith
  • 1 handful pecan nuts
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 fillet of best quality smoked trout
  • Dutch mayonnaise, to taste (see Tips)
  • 4 slices of fresh, crusty spelt bread
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 handful watercress

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches


Slice the apple in half and cut into a fine brunoise. Chop the pecans. Slice the shallot finely.

Flake the trout fillet between your fingers, making sure to pick out and discard any little fish bones you find. 

Give two slices of the bread a good smear with mayonnaise and add salt and pepper to taste. Now divide the flaked trout fillet, apple, pecans and shallot between the slices. Top each slice with half of the watercress and sit the other slice on top.

Serve immediately.


How to make thick Dutch mayonnaise from scratch with our quick and easy recipe.

Make your own spelt and rye sourdough bread.

Did you know?

Dutch rivers were once teeming with this native fish, but the Netherlands' trout population was hit hard between the 18th and 20th centuries and nowadays most commercially available trout come from aquaculture. 

Most Dutch people only consume one hot meal a day, and the humble sandwich (or broodje in Dutch), is central to the two cold meals of breakfast and lunch. Learn more about typical Dutch meals.

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