Smoked Trout Salad With Marinated Snap Peas And Kombu

Smoked Trout salad with Marinated Snap peas and Kombu

How to re-create this recipe:


Serves 2

  • 2- 4 ounce pieces of Smoked Trout
  • 4 Ounces of raw snap peas
  • 2 cold Kombu sheets that have been previously cooked (see ‘Kombu broth’ recipe below for details)
  • 1/4th of a cup of sesame oil
  • 2 Tsp’s of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • Furikake seasoning for garnish (optional)

Putting it together:

  1. Make your marinade first by placing the lemon juice, chili sauce, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey in a medium bowl. Whisk in your sesame oil.
  2. Rinse your snap peas. Afterwards, cut off each end tip with a pairing knife and pull the pod string attached to the pod off. Cut each snap pea on a bias or into small chunks. Place all the peas into the marinade and give them a good mix.
  3. Take your Kombu sheets one at a time, roll them up and cut each roll vertically so you get ribbons out of them. Place all the ribbons into the marinade and give that a good mix. Let all the ingredients marinade for about 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, using a set of tongs, place half the mixture in the middle of a plate and place a 4 ounce piece of smoked trout on top. Garnish with furikake seasoning and enjoy!

Nourishment for your body: Kombu is high in iodine and iron, calcium and vitamins A and C. Like many ocean vegetables, Kombu in particular is one that is considered a ‘nutritional powerhouse’ because of how nutrient dense it is.  Smoked trout is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins B-3, 6 and 12 and a good source of protein.

Tips when cooking: I’ve used this marinade several times when marinating fish. Of all the smells wafting through my kitchen there is something about this particular marinade with its rich, savory and sweet smell that gets me really excited to eat! You may be surprised that the snap peas are raw but it is perfectly safe to eat them that way. In fact, the taste of raw snap peas are more flavorful and sweet then if their cooked unless of course your seasoning them well. Cooking snap peas makes them lose their delicious juicy and crunchy texture.  This salad would also pair well with poached shrimp, smoked white fish or crabmeat. Ducktrap is a company that makes great smoked seafood. 

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