Sunday, November 23, 2014

Smoked Trout (Truite Fumée) and Guacamole Panini (makes 2 sandwiches)



I rarely make sandwiches to eat at home. Perhaps I see them as food that one would take for picnics, work lunches or on long road trips. However, for lunch I decided to make a hot sandwich using some left over food items and my panini press. The result turns out to be a quick tasty meal. The truite fumée (smoked trout) is from a quaint village known as Kamouraska, Quebec, located in the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.  This small village has been named one of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec.

If you live in the United States, you celebrate Thanksgiving with a turkey, and have left over meat you can add that instead of fish. You can build on this sandwich by adding sliced tomato and lettuce or whatever extras you prefer.

Ingredients:

About 1/2 to 1 recipe of Guacamole
About 4 Tbsp sour cream
6 oz smoked trout or salmon, break into bite size pieces
4 pieces of bread or baguette
A panini press or a grill pan

Method:

Spread the guacamole, sour cream and trout or salmon over the bread pieces. Put the bread pieces together and place in a panini press or grill pan until golden brown.

*Portsmouth, New Hampshire had an interesting art event these past 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) called Portsmouth Arts Tour.  Fourteen artists came together and opened up their home studios for the public to view and/or purchase their works. There was an amazing amount of talent on display in painting, photography, jewelry, textile collage, stonewares, colored porcelain pots and more.  I was able to meet with a few of the artists to see their amazing works. If you have a chance you may want to visit these artists' websites. Steven Zoldak and Maureen Mills (hand thrown stoneware and porcelain) at www.sliptrail.com. Stacey Durand (paintings and prints) at www.staceydurand.com. Karen Orsillo (colored porcelain pots and jewelry) at karenorsilloporcelain.com.  Neil Troost (fine art photography) at www.TroostArtPhoto.com. Thank you Steven and Maureen for opening your home for a beautiful and amazing show!  Thank you Karen for sharing your expertise and jewelry tips with me! Thank you Neil for the lovely cards!

Steven Zoldak and his beautiful hand-thrown stoneware and porcelain
(Portsmouth, NH, 2014)

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