Smoked Salmon Spread is a soft and creamy topping for crackers, toast points, bagels, crusty bread, or if you’re like me…a spoon. Simple to prepare, this recipe is a great party food.
This recipe is a variation of another smoked salmon dip I have, but creamier and slightly different in flavor profile.
Mr. Saucy had his best buddy (from the time he was aged five) come down from Kentucky recently. The two of them spent the day fishing on one of the area rivers for smallmouth bass. In the evening, we were joined by Jack and Ronnie (local buddies) for supper. Mr. Saucy and Frank were late coming back from fishing, so Jack, Ronnie and I sat on the front porch with a cocktail (or two) and just about demolished this spread.
I’ve been firing up the smoker quite a bit recently and have smoked several sides of salmon, but you can purchase smoked salmon to make this recipe. Its base is cream cheese and sour cream; to that I added fresh dill, garlic powder, lemon juice, shallot, chives and capers. I used shallot because it’s a mild onion flavor and I didn’t want onion to overpower the salmon. You could also use red onion.
Everything but the chives and capers are put into the food processor to smooth, then the chives and capers are stirred in. Simple. Delicious. Versatile.
I hope you’ll try it!
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 4 ounces smoked salmon
- 3 tablespoons fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons shallot
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon capers, drained
- 1 tablespoon fresh snipped chives
- Place the cream cheese, sour cream, smoked salmon, dill, shallot, lemon juice and garlic powder in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Remove the mixture to a bowl.
- Add the capers and chives, and stir to combine.
- Cover and chill.
- Serve cold or at room temperature with your favorite crackers/crusty bread.