Smoked Trout Pâté

A deliciously easy gluten-free smoked trout pâté. Simply put the ingredients in a food processor, whizz up and it's ready to eat.

We went out for a meal at a pub and I had the most delicious, but for me far too rich, smoked trout pâté. It inspired me to try and make my own that sat a little more easily after eating...After a little bit of trial and error here is my pâté recipe. It is very versatile and with more or less cream cheese/crème fraîche you can make it more like a dip instead of a pâté. Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Smoked Trout Pâté

Delicious creamy smoked trout pâté


Serves 2 (generous portion)

  • 50g smoked trout (usually 1 fillet, ½ a pack)
  • 35g cream cheese (reduced fat is fine)
  • 3 tsp crème fraîche
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • pepper
  • salt
  • dried dill (fresh if you have it)


  • Simply put all the ingredients in a food processor and whizz until smooth. 
  • Spoon into a small ramekin dish and chill until required.
  • Serve with toast or try with my Cracker Thins.


If you don't have a food processor, simply flake the fish into a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the other ingredients and mix. The resulting pâté will be a little chunkier but just as delicious!

I think smoked trout is really delicious. It is quite pricey so I tend to only buy it as a treat, but it is lovely flaked into a salad, on hot buttered toast or even with scrambled eggs for breakfast. It comes in vacuum sealed packs, usually with a couple of week's shelf life so it is nice to keep in the fridge as a standby. It's yummy with pasta. Why not try my Lemon, Pesto and Trout Pasta.