Did I really just suggest fish on grilled cheese? Yes I did! Now wait a moment before you leave this recipe and just hear me out. I too was hesitant and distrusting of this notion of fish on a grilled cheese sandwich. Fish and cheese has never been a pairing that comes to my mind, but this Smoked Trout and Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich is amazing!
The use of mascarpone for the cheese in the sandwich is the perfect canvas to start your creation on. And what smoked fish is complete without some dill to add that bite of fresh?
The smoked trout is just the slightest bit sweet from the white wine and brown sugar glaze that is smoked to a satisfyingly slightly chewy but still firm state. The pears also enhance that subtle sweetness just a tad more. Add the kick of heat from the horseradish to balance out that sweet and you have one delicious sandwich in your hand.
Read the written version of this recipe as prepared by Lindsey Marshall.
About Adam Berkelmans:
Adam Berkelmans, also known as The Intrepid Eater, is a passionate ambassador for real food and a proponent of nose to tail eating. He spends his time between Ottawa and a cozy lake house north of Kingston, Ontario. When not cooking, he can be found hunting, fishing, foraging, gardening, reading, traveling, and discovering new ways to find and eat food.