Smoked Salmon Spread
Woo! My first post of 2011! Happy new year everyone! Being that I returned from Spain only days before Christmas, I had very little time to prepare my contributions to the holiday table. This smoked salmon spread is SO easy, delicious and requires almost no measuring at all! It is also a nice change from the normal cheese platter or chips and salsa appetizers... goes great on crackers, pita chips, or cucumber slices.
1 package wild smoked salmon
1 8 oz package cream cheese
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
Pepper to taste
Allow the package of cream cheese to sit outside of the refrigerator and soften to room temperature. Open the package of smoked salmon and slice the pieces of fish into one or two inch slices just so that they puree more evenly in the food processor. Once the cream cheese has softened, combine all incredients except the pepper in a food processor. Once the mixture is smooth and evenly combined, taste and season with pepper. Place in a small bowl and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least thirty minutes. Serve with crackers or anything you want to spread it on! Enjoy!
Photos courtesy of Owen Beitel