Smoked Salmon Dip

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.

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

Serves 8 - 10 Prep Time:

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 3 drops Tabasco

Instructions

1

Remove salmon skin and bones, if present. Flake salmon.

2

In a bowl combine salmon and remaining ingredients. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Chill for 30 minutes.

3

Serve with crackers or crusty french bread.

Notes

This would be a perfect dip to bring to all of those summer parties that are sure to start soon. Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Kevin
    June 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    A smoked salmon dip sounds so good!

  • Reply
    Cookie
    June 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Smoked salmon and cream cheese are like a match made in heaven. I would probably substitute capers since I don’t like onions. The yogurt is a great addition too!

  • Reply
    Carrie
    June 3, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Looks great! I hate mayo, so dips like these without mayo always catch my eye!

  • Reply
    Memoria
    June 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Oooo, with low-fat cream cheese, this could be a low-fat, delicious dish! thanks!

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