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Smoked Salmon Spread

If you can be obsessed with smoked salmon then I’m guilty as charged

Smoked salmon sandwiches, smoked salmon canapes, smoked salmon quiches… I could go on

I was thinking about making little smoked salmon appetizers for a holiday and thought, wouldn’t it just be easier to blend up all of the ingredients that I would painstakingly layer on a cracker or baguette?

Sure it would.  Smoked Salmon Spread is born.  Not to say that no one has made this before, but it feels original to me

I’m using a 4 ounce package of smoked salmon, 8 ounces of room temp cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream,  1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh dill and kosher salt and black pepper

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Put all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and give it a whirl

Did I mention this is also SUPER simple??  Yeah, it’s simple.  True story

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Once you have the desired consistency, scoop out and chill for about a half hour

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At this point, you are free to use this spread in any way you’d like.  Spread on a bagel, a cracker, a baguette… OR, since I’m planning to serve these on a holiday, in these fancy little fillo cups that you can find at your grocery store

You might know from previous “piping” blogs that I like to just cut the corner off of a plastic baggie to pipe soft ingredients (like these Deviled Eggs) but since I want these to be a little fancy, I’m using a pastry bag with the metal star tip

Fill the bag 3/4 of the way and start to pipe the tasty salmon spread in each cup

Do we get extra points for cute and delicious??

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I left them in their tray so I could chill them easier

If you’re not using the cups, chill the spread in the bowl you plan to serve it in and bring out of the fridge about 20 minutes before showtime

Sprinkle with additional chopped fresh dill and let’s get this party started!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays ~ Smoked Salmon Spread

  • Servings: 12-18 as appetizers
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

4 ounce package of smoked salmon

8 ounces of room temp cream cheese

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon of fresh dill

kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and give it a whirl

Once you have the desired consistency, scoop out and chill for about a half hour

If piping into fillo cups, either cut the corner off of a plastic baggie or use a pastry bag with the metal star tip; fill the bag 3/4 of the way and pipe the salmon spread in each cup

If you’re not using the cups, chill the spread in the bowl you plan to serve it in and bring out of the fridge about 20 minutes before guests arrive

Sprinkle with additional chopped fresh dill

Tools used to make this recipe

NEW Nutri Ninja BL680A Auto-IQ 1500 Watts Duo Nutrient Extraction Blender System

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2 comments on “Smoked Salmon Spread

  1. smoked salmon and cream cheese is one of my all time favorite combos. Plus we recently got a ninja. I see this being made in my future. THanks!

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