I recently shared my recipe for Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter and Ryan’s response when I made it prompted me to try some more salmon dishes. Smoked salmon dip (or spread) is pretty popular in my family. Whenever I go to my mom’s for a special occasion she usually has a bowl out. She usually smokes her own salmon, but that is a another story all together. For this recipe, I bought a smoked salmon fillet and created a dip at home. First I flaked a portion of smoked salmon and mixed it with cream cheese, minced onion, granulated garlic, Tabasco and yogurt. Yes yogurt, not mayo. I happened to have some plain yogurt so I thought I would give it a shot. We didn’t even miss the mayo :)
Smoked salmon is very popular here in the Northwest and can be found just about anywhere. I have even seen a couple stores in local malls that sell it. For me, I picked up a fillet of smoked wild salmon in the seafood section of my grocery store. Not the thin pre-sliced kind, but a thicker fillet. I have never tried the canned variety so I can’t say whether or not it would be a good substitute. If any one tries this dip with canned salmon let me know how it goes.
Remove salmon skin and bones, if present. Flake salmon.
In a bowl combine salmon and remaining ingredients. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Chill for 30 minutes.
Serve with crackers or crusty french bread.
This would be a perfect dip to bring to all of those summer parties that are sure to start soon. Enjoy!
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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