Steelhead Trout Salad with Horseradish and Arugula


1/2 lb cooked steelhead trout
1 hard-boiled egg
1/4 cup minced arugula
1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish
3 tablespoons mayo
3 tablespoons minced red onion
3 tablespoons minced celery
1/2-1 tablespoons nonpareil capers


In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until evenly distributed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

My thoughts:

I made the steelhead trout recipe I posted earlier this week when my husband wasn’t feeling well and basically just eating bananas and yogurt so I had a lot leftover. I’m trying not to waste food (even more so as we are clearly heading into quarantine of some sort (check out my getting-ready-for-quarantine cart here)  so I repurposed the leftovers into this salad. I love what I call “sandwich salads” (see also: tuna salad, fake crab salad, smoked salmon salad, chicken salad, egg salad etc) and they are a great way to jazz up leftovers. I stretched the trout a bit by adding a hard-boiled egg and was delighted by the results. It added some welcome flavor and texture interest. The arugula added some sharpness and made me feel like I was eating some vegetables and the horseradish gave it some assertive heat. All in all, a delight.


  1. I had left over steelhead trout for a similar reason, my wife was having stomach issues. I just finished making this, and it is delicious! I didn’t have arugula, so I left it out, and substituted a T of horsey mayo for regular mayo since I was out of horseradish.