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California Avocado Butter and Smoked Trout Toast

California Avocado Butter and Smoked Trout Toast


Total time:

40 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

30 min

Smoky trout and creamy avocado butter combine perfectly for a delicious breakfast.  


Serving Size: 1

3 tsp. shallots, very thinly sliced
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
1/4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice, divided
1/8 tsp. salt, divided
1/4 (3.9-oz.) tin oil packed smoked trout, drained
1 slice 3/4"-thick rye bread
1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 tsp. Italian parsley
1/4 Tbsp. fried capers (see make-ahead recipe, below)
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
Fried Capers
1/4 Tbsp. capers in brine
Canola oil, as needed

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  1. Place sliced shallots onto a paper towel to drain, and set aside.
  2. Make California Avocado Butter by thoroughly mashing avocado, butter, 1/4 tablespoon lemon juice and 1/8 tsp. salt and blending until smooth.
  3. Drain liquid from trout and set aside.
  4. Brush bread with melted butter and lightly toast each side
  5. Spread avocado butter mixture onto toast.
  6. Place trout on top of avocado; layer shallots and parsley on top. Finish with fried capers and remaining lemon juice. Garnish with lemon zest.

Fried Capers Instructions

  1. Place capers onto a paper towel and set aside to dry out for 30 minutes.
  2. Once they have dried, heat pot on stove with 1-inch of frying oil.
  3. When hot, add capers and fry until no bubbles appear around the capers. Remove and place on a new plate lined with paper towels.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 480
Total Fat 31 g (Sat 8 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 5 g, Mono 16 g)
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 770 mg
Potassium 560 mg
Total Carbohydrates 40 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Protein 13 g

Vitamin A 705 IU; Vitamin C 23 mg; Calcium 86 mg; Iron 2.8 mg; Vitamin D 6 IU; Folate 138 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.8 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 40%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe Tags

  • appetizer
  • avocado toast
  • breakfast
  • chef recipes


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