Smoked Trout and Chilli Pasta


  • 8 ounces (about 225g) dried pasta (such as spaghetti, fettuccine, or linguine)
  • 1 Gamze Smokehouse hot smoked trout fillet, skin removed and flaked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red chili pepper, thinly sliced (adjust to your preferred spice level)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta.
  2. Prepare the Gamze Smokehouse Hot Smoked Trout:
    • While the pasta is cooking, remove the skin from the Gamze Smokehouse hot smoked trout fillet and flake the trout into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  3. Sauté the Onion, Garlic, and Chili:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes translucent.
    • Stir in the minced garlic and sliced chili pepper. Sauté for another 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add Cherry Tomatoes:
    • Add the halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften and release their juices.
  5. Combine with Trout and Pasta:
    • Add the flaked Gamze Smokehouse hot smoked trout to the skillet and gently stir to combine with the tomato mixture.
  6. Toss with Pasta and Lemon:
    • Add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet with the trout and tomato mixture.
    • Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the pasta and add the lemon zest.
    • Toss everything together until the pasta is well coated. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add a little reserved pasta cooking water to reach your desired consistency.
  7. Season and Garnish:
    • Season the pasta with salt and black pepper to taste.
    • Stir in the chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
  8. Serve:
    • Divide the Smoked Trout and Chili Pasta among plates.
    • If desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
    • Serve immediately, and enjoy your flavorful and spicy pasta dish!

This Smoked Trout and Chili Pasta is a delightful combination of smoky trout, spicy chili, and zesty lemon, making it a perfect meal for those who enjoy a little heat and lots of flavor.