Smoked Trout Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fennel bulb, minced
  • 6 spring onions, 2 minced and the rest sliced
  • 1/2 lb smoked trout, skinless and flaked
  • 3 tbs fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs whipping cream
  • 4 cups small pasta shells
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • fresh dill sprigs for garnish

Directions:

  • Melt the butter in a small pan and add the fennel and minced spring onions and cook for 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly.
  • Add the sliced spring onions, trout, dill mayonnaise, lemon juice and cream.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, then gently mix well.
  • Cook the pasta shells according to package directions, drain and let cool.
  • Add the pasta to the vegetables and trout mixture and toss to coat evenly.
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.

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