Thursday, July 24, 2008

BB Smoked Salmon Spread

This week's Barefoot Bloggers recipe was Ina's Smoked Salmon Spread chosen by Ashley of the Spicy Skillet. Now, I'm not one for smoked salmon, or any salmon for that matter, but decided to make the recipe as is as my husband said he'd eat it and we served it to our friends H&M on Sunday. The feedback I received was that the spread was good, however it make a lot for three people, we have quite a bit left over. We served it with crackers. Because I'm not a salmon person I can't say as if we'd make this again, but it gave me some ideas for salmon substitute...really anything blended into cream cheese would be good! I am looking forward to the August round of recipes and am hoping for some delicious summer time it's quickly approaching it's end.

Smoked Salmon Recipe:
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced

Cream the cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crudites or crackers.


Prudy said...

I swapped out the fish for feta cheese. I couldn't bring myself to put it in my lovely dip. Yours looks great, so I'm sure your friends enjoyed it. Your crisp below look so delicious.

Natashya said...

I love the little sprig of dill, so jaunty. Roasted red peppers would be good too, I think. You might have to adjust the seasoning.
I'm looking forward to the August selections too!

Anonymous said...

At least you weren't pressured into tasting it. I felt this morning when I posted about not liking salmon I'd be sponsoring the outcast party... apprently I'm not alone! Thanks for joining my party.
~The Cat's Pajamas

Anonymous said...

So did you make the bonus recipe? I just finished mine... it tasted pretty good on the spatula!
~The Cat's Pajamas