Friday, October 28, 2011

Tailgate Recipe #8: Smoked Salmon Dip

Let’s kick it up a notch this week with a zesty smoked salmon dip. This isn’t your average tailgate dip, but isn’t that the point sometimes? However, if this isn’t something you'd want to bring to your next tailgate party, file this recipe away for your next house party.

This dip takes the ingredients of the classic smoked salmon bagel sandwich and combines them together to make a rich and flavorful dip.

IMPORTANT: This is for serious salmon lovers only. The smoked salmon has such a rich and delicious flavor, but it is the more dominant ingredient.

This dip is perfect with these mini bagel chips!!

OR—you can serve it up on a toasted, open-face bagel like this.

Either way, if you’re a salmon lover this dip (or spread) is for you!



1/4 cup mayonnaise
8 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons red onion, diced small
Juice from one lemon
1 teaspoon horseradish
2 ounces plus 2 more ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Bagel chips, for serving


In a food processor, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, capers, red onion, lemon juice, horseradish, and 2 ounces smoked salmon. Process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in remaining 2 ounces smoked salmon. Top with fresh parsley and serve with bagel chips, or serve it as a sandwich on an open-face toasted bagel.

Recipe adapted from Mrs. Martha


Sylvia Rose Design said...

yum yum yum!! thanks for sharing

Christi's Chirps said...

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I hope to see you soon! Take care!


sanchez said...

I love salmon, never tried a salmon dip however. I am up for it! If it’s as good as it sounds then I would love to try it out at one of my tail-gate parties. Tailgating is a passion I have, not only because I get to spend time with my friends and family, cheering for my favorite team, eating all the great dishes but because I can bring my TV from home to the parking lot with my Tailgater from DISH. It is a portable HDTV System and it’s compact to fit any space. Since I work for DISH I can tell you that it’s weather resistant, only weighs 10 pounds and it even finds the right orbital locations which saves you the trouble.