Smoked Salmon Spread #SundaySupper

Smoked Salmon Spread #SundaySupper

#SundaySupper, Appetizer | September 6, 2015 | By

I swear summer just started 5 minutes ago and now it’s Labor Day weekend! It’s crazy how time is flying. If you haven’t had much any chance this summer to relax with a glass of wine firmly in hand, this is your weekend because the crew at #SundaySupper is sharing their favorite recipes that require very little labor including this Smoked Salmon Spread #SundaySupper I’m serving with toasted sourdough baguette. This recipe is guaranteed to leave you with that well-deserved time for relaxation, conversation with friends and family and of course, some great food from the #SundaySupper family.  

I love salmon, fresh or smoked. On a family boat trip on Lake Huron en route to Mackinac Island with my husband and (then) young children we met a fisherman at a marina where we were docked who asked if we wanted a whole, freshly caught, already cleaned salmon? Um, yes! We grilled it, basting it with a simple lemon-butter-garlic sauce and man, was it good. Funny how some things just stay in your memory bank. That was the first time I tasted salmon and since then, I eat it every chance I get!

This recipe calls for  pre-smoked smoked salmon so hands up and step away from the grill or stove! It comes together in under 10 minutes — yes, UNDER 10 minutes — who can’t get on board that? If you get a chance, make it the night before. It enhances the flavor and gives you even more free time the next day!

Measure the ingredients into a medium size bowl. Schmeeear (that’s a technical culinary term – ha!) it together using a fork or spatula. Mmmmm — inhale the dill! Oh — this is important. You may think I forgot salt  in the recipe — something I love almost as much as the french fries I put it on (I know, I know, a Cardinal sin!) — anyway, I did not forget salt. Smoked salmon is a bit salty anyway and the Old Bay in the recipe contains salt, so mix it up, taste it and see — and only add salt if you need some at that point.

Lovely, smoky salmon – already smoked for you. Rough chop it on the cutting board and add it to the rest of the creamy goodness. Swirl it around, blending and breaking the salmon up a bit more.

Smoked Salmon Spread #SundaySupper

You’ll end up with this . . .

Smoked Salmon Spread #SundaySupper

and this . . .time for family and friends on this last weekend before the kids go back to school and your mind starts turning to all things fall. . . and Thanksgiving and. . .I won’t even say it! If you’re waiting for permission — you’ve got it — go ahead — enjoy what could be the last of the warm breezes, sipping bit of crisp white wine and taking just one more photo of a beautiful setting sun. 

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Smoked Salmon Spread #SundaySupper
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Ingredients
  1. 4 oz, cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. Zest from half of one lemon
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
  6. 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  7. 2 dashes Tabasco
  8. Fresh cracked black pepper
  9. 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut in bite-size pieces
  10. Sourdough (or flavor of your choice) baguette
  11. NOTE: the recipe is correct as stated. There is NO added salt.
Instructions
  1. Cream together yogurt and cream cheese either by hand using a fork and/or spatula.
  2. Add lemon juice and zest, blend.
  3. Season with fresh dill, Old Bay, Tabasco and fresh cracked black pepper.
  4. Gently fold in the smoked salmon and blend.
Notes
  1. The flavor is enhanced if you prepare this dip the night before serving.
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    Liz
    September 6, 2015

    I am a huge lover of smoked salmon so your spread is right up my alley! Such an easy, irresistible appetizer!

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      Bernie
      September 6, 2015

      Thank you Liz — I appreciate it!

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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    September 6, 2015

    Love smoked salmon dip! Have never used Old Bay Seasoning in mine but I’ll bet it is delicious!! I agree that there is not much better in the world than fresh caught Michigan salmon. YUM

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      Bernie
      September 6, 2015

      Thanks Wendy — I use Old Bay with chowder and other seafood dishes. Am I to assume you’re a Michigan girl? 🙂

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      Bernie
      September 6, 2015

      Haha love the pun — thank you! 🙂 Lucky you living in Alaska — would love to visit one day!

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    Katy
    September 6, 2015

    I’m on board with anything that leaves time for wine and sunsets! And this is a great, creative use of smoked salmon – love it!

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    Stacy
    September 6, 2015

    That looks delicious, Bernie! Never mind the bread , I could eat it with a spoon!

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      Bernie
      September 6, 2015

      Thank you so much Stacy! Haha — I could probably eat it by itself too!

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    Renee
    September 6, 2015

    Really, what happened to summer? I swear it started a day or two ago. Anyway, I think I’ll be serving this next time I’m entertaining. I have several friends to love salmon.

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      Bernie
      September 6, 2015

      Thanks for your kind words, Renee — hope you’ll enjoy it when you entertain next time!

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      Bernie
      September 8, 2015

      Thanks Sarah — I love a good food memory!

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      Bernie
      September 8, 2015

      Thanks Sarah – I hope Tim enjoys it! 🙂

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    Sue Lau
    September 7, 2015

    I love a good smoked salmon spread and this is definitely looking good! I often times serve this around New year’s Eve as part of an appetizer spread and recommend your spread to your readers for that. It always goes over well!

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      Bernie
      September 8, 2015

      Thanks Sue — great idea for New Year’s too!

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    Valerie Cathell Clark
    September 8, 2015

    I could eat this every day! When I say I LOVE smoked salmon, I mean I have a love affair with it! This looks to yummy!

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      Bernie
      September 8, 2015

      Haha Valerie — I completely relate to your love affair with smoked salmon!

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      Bernie
      September 10, 2015

      Thanks Caroline — definitely easy to eat lots! 🙂

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      Bernie
      September 10, 2015

      Thanks Lauren! It’s one of my favorites!

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    Soni
    September 9, 2015

    Ooh so delicious!I have to try this very soon!

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      Bernie
      September 10, 2015

      Thank you — I hope you do — you won’t be disappointed!

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