Smoked trout and salmon are blended with cream cheese and a variety of seasonings to create this savory appetizer spread.
In a food processor bowl or blender container, add smoked fish pieces, cream cheese, lemon peel, and juice. Cover; blend or process until almost smooth.
Transfer fish mixture to a serving container. Stir in parsley, 1 tablespoon dill, shallot, black pepper, and salt, if you like. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
To serve, let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. If you like, garnish with additional fresh dill. Serve with pita wedges, bread or assorted vegetables and crackers. Makes about 2 cups spread.