Late July's Barefoot Bloggers selection was Ina's Smoked Salmon Spread. I am not a big fan of smoked salmon, although, every once in awhile, I will try a smoked salmon cream cheese on a bagel, or have a bite of my husbands lox on his bagel. I don't hate it, I just don't enjoy it as much as other things that are usually available to me at the same time!
I halved the recipe for this since 1: I don't love smoked salmon, and 2: It was only DH and I that would be eating it.
The spread was actually quite good. DH LOVED it. I did enjoy a little of it, actually more than I thought I would, but again, I didn't have the same feelings of love as DH had.
I'm glad he liked it, and I'm glad I tried it. That is the whole point of participating in a cooking blog, isn't it?? Thanks to Ashley of The Spicy Skillet for late July's selection! Can't wait to see whats to come in August!
Ingredients (already halved):
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced
Cream the cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crudites or crackers.