- STEP 1
If using toast to serve, toast, slice away rinds, chop into bite-size squares or triangles for nibbles or slightly larger cuts for a starter. Set aside.
- STEP 2
Whip cream and set aside.
- STEP 3
Remove basil from stalks and set aside a few leaves for garnish. Chop the rest. Chop avocado in half and remove the stone, mix basil, avocado and lemon juice with a hand-held blender or in a mini-blender, season with salt.
- STEP 4
Fold cream into mix (or very briefly/gently blend together to save on washing up). Season to taste.
- STEP 5
To serve, spread over your oatcakes/toast/blini. Drop a couple of bits of smoked trout on top of each and garnish with freshly milled pink pepper (or whatever pepper you have) and basil leaves.