About three or four years ago, I was on a huge kick with making different dips. I think I was trying to get perfect recipes down for all these huge parties I envisioned having in the new home I had just bought (for the record, I have yet to have a huge party at my house). This Smoked Salmon Spread was one of the first dips I tried out during that period. It may have also been my first ever Ina recipe but I’m not entirely sure. I definitely didn’t mind making this again with the group. It tastes good and it’s easy, too. It comes together in all of about five minutes, there’s really not much to it.
What I did/changed/thought: Used Atlantic Nova smoked salmon and 1/3 of a tablespoon of dried dill instead of 1 tablespoon of fresh. I didn’t skimp on any of the ingredients, real cream cheese and real sour cream all the way – no light versions. I will admit I did not drain the horseradish like Ina told me to. I might cut the salt down a little if I make it in the future. Or try Norwegian salmon like Ina says since it’s supposedly less salty.
Smoked Salmon Spread
from Barefoot Contessa Family Style, page 35
TV Show: Barefoot Contessa, Episode: Sunshine Food
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, minced
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