Yummy appetizer that practically puts itself together (except for the pulling out the bones part!) I must admit to being somewhat lazy cook, so instead of forming into a log, I lined a bowl with clear plastic wrap, put the salmon mixture in that. When it had chilled and set up, I inverted the bowl onto a serving plate and 'patted' the nuts and dill into the mound of salmon; surrounded the salmon with crackers and voila' a star is born! Thank you echo echo for a great appy. I agree that the liquid smoke 'makes' it. If I had had my thinking cap on, I would have used the smoked salt I have in it, too. Next time ... and there will be a next time!
This was a tasty and attractive appetizer. I thought it was a little fishy tasting, but I have never used canned salmon before. Thanks, echo, for posting.
This recipe was the star of Thanksgiving 2009! Thank you!
Stumbled across this looking for a way to use the canned salmon in the pantry. This is SO close to my Mom's recipe, a Thanksgiving favorite that I make now and then. First, kudos on the liquid smoke. Without it, this can tend to taste like tuna. Now it tastes more like "lox" Second, after cooling the salmon, we "roll" it in a mixture of dried parsely and chopped walnuts. Let it sit for a few hours before serving, and both the herbs and nuts soften a bit and become integrated intot hte outside. Thanks for reminding me what a good, easy, and cheap app this can be. (If you do have leftovers, mix it up and use it as you would tuna sandwich filling)
This was very good! The liquid smoke really added to the taste. We will make this again for the holidays (and other times too).
I love this! I made this for a small gathering with friends and every single person who tried it asked me for the recipe. I used the liquid smoke and would definitely recommend using it each time. The smoky flavor really enhances the salmon. I might try increasing the horseradish next time I make this as I love the punch of flavor it adds. Thanks for posting this echo echo.
Made this the night before a potluck and it was truely delicious. There was tons of food left over but not this one!! Thanks echo echo
Delicious flavor and easy to make ahead!!! Next time I will probably make a 1/2 recipe and shape as a ball. thank you.
I love this salmon log, and have served it three times this month for various get togethers with great success. Not only does this appetizer taste delicious, but it can be made ahead in just a jiffy. And...it's a fairly healthy recipe, especially if you use low fat cream cheese. I didn't use the liquid smoke, but will think about it for next time. If you have a small gathering, I suggest you cut the recipe in half like I did the second time I made it, since the log is pretty large and I hate throwing away something so delicious. For now, this is my favorite dish to bring to a party. Kudos to the chef!
UPDATE! This went over great at my church potluck! Everyone that had it loved it. I tried what was left this morning and it is better the next day so my advice is to let it sit overnight, the flavors meld together perfectly! This is a keeper!