Monday, April 20, 2009

Smoked Salmon Spread



This time of year just makes me giddy. Okay, so does winter, summer and fall, but spring has sprung and that means showers...bridal showers, that is. And baby showers, and anniversary parties and...I could go and on and on. I'm a sucker for cute quaint parties. I love a party in any way, shape or form especially when there is food involved. I have my go to favorites but I have been trying some new ideas lately. When I need a quick, easy and tasty appetizer, I always turn to the internet and the first person I look to is the Barefoot Contessa. Ina Garten's style is exactly what I love. It's classy yet quick and easy. I saw this salmon spread and had to try it. Not only was this fabulous and will definitely be served at my next tea party or bridal shower, but this spread is so versatile, it can be served on bagels for a morning or afternoon snack for your entire family to enjoy. I used fresh lemon and I just don't think you can do any better than a fresh squeezed lemon, especially with any type of seafood. You have to whip up a batch of this...you won't be disappointed!

Smoked Salmon Spread
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, diced

Cream the cheese until smooth (my cream cheese was really soft so I just gave it a really good stir). Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill for several hours...overnight is even better. Serve with cut veggies, bagel chips, crackers or crusty bread.

22 comments:

Jenifer (and_she_makes_four) said...

Wowza, this looks devine Jaime. Bravo! I love this kind of stuff. I love smoked salmon too, it's my favorite. I'm going to make some of this prior to our trip this week so I can snack on it with veggies.

Thanks for posting!

Jenifer

Heidi said...

What a great way to eat salmon! Yummy :) Living in the middle of the boondocks in Missouri, I don't often get good salmon (or any sea food for that matter). I'm not much of a seafood fan, but I do really enjoy good salmon.

unconfidentialcook said...

Smoked salmon-anything works for me. This looks absolutely delcious!

Reeni♥ said...

Smoked salmon is so delicious! I love it on bagels with cream cheese. I could eat that with a spoon-divine!

Christina Kim said...

Oh this looks very very tasty!!

Amy said...

looks fabulous!! I will be trying!! I love to dip:)

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds wonderful, I love all the ingredients that go into this dip!

5 Star Foodie said...

Smoked salmon spread sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try this!

girlichef said...

I love spread...have never made one with smoked salmon (why not?)...I'm going to try this bowl of lovely.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I can't wait to make this! This is one of those spreads I love but have never attempted to make. Thank you for sharing...Ilove all of the ingredients!

Kathy said...

This looks great for the nice spring weather that has finally started!!!!

burpandslurp said...

freaking amazing spread! smoked salmon is my fav! I love it instead of cream cheese on bagels!

Linda said...

Looks wonderful, I love this recipe!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
L~

Cori said...

I think having spread/dip makes any day a party, right? And a salmon spread??! A luxurious party!

Colleen said...

Wow, what a great little app! I can't wait to make it!

Christelle said...

Ayyyyyy now we're talking, great spread :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Wow, fun to find your blog today!!! This is a good recipe that everybody loves.

MaryBeth said...

I love salmon spread, you should come take a look at my shrimp dip. and Please come by my blog and enter my new cookbook giveaway!

Rachel said...

I can only imagine how wonderful this spread would taste on a bagel! I'll definitely be making this for my next family gathering--it's right up their alley!

~RED~ said...

Oh ya, and with horseradish, lovin this one!

Kevin said...

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill is such a great flavour combination and I like the horseradish for a bit of bite!

ButterYum said...

I could slather this on just about anything. Yummo!

:)
ButterYum