At Great Falls we come from different backgrounds from all over the world, so during the holidays, sharing our traditions with one another is one of our favorite parts of the celebrations.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is definitely one of our favorites so far. This Italian - American celebration is observed on Christmas Eve and consists of several dishes of... well you guessed it, fish!
In many cultures and religions, the time leading up to Christmas is a fasting day which includes the absence of meat until the feast on Christmas Day. What do we love most about this tradition? Well, other than it includes eating delicious fish and other seafood, it brings people together! We also love hearing all of the different ways people incorporate our favorite, delicious trout, and barramundi into their holiday menu.
Smoked Trout Dip
Ingredients (8 servings):
12 ounces smoked trout, skin and bones removed
1/3 cup labneh (Lebanese strained yogurt)
1/4 cup crème fraîche or plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
-Mix trout, labneh, crème fraîche, lemon juice, 3 Tbsp. chives, and 1 Tbsp. dill in a medium bowl until trout flakes into very small pieces. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.
-Just before serving, drizzle dip with oil and if desired, top with extra chives, dill, and pepper.