Typically we serve this spread with breadsticks or crackers. But for a delicious change, put a spoonful onto some thick grilled slices of sourdough bread, then top it with a squirt of lemon and a few grinds of pepper. The creamy, pale pink spread, melting into the crevices of the crunchy toast is irresistible.
- 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1⁄3 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 6 dashes Tabasco sauce
- 3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
- 8 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried dill
- fresh ground black pepper
- fresh dill, for garnish
- crackers or breadstick, for serving
- Puree the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice and tabasco in a food processor.
- Add the scallions, capers, salmon, chopped dill and pepper, and pulse to blend.
- Garnish with the dill and serve chilled or at room temperature with crackers.
We made this for this first time for a tailgate party at University of Hawaii (Go Warriors!!). We rolled the spread up in tortillas and made bite-sized pinwheels for easy eating/transport. They were a HUGE hit. They tasted great with a cold beer and good friends. Aloha!
The processor makes this so easy to throw together! Definitely a keeper. Easy and most important- delicious!! I even used some of the leftover spread in an omelette. Yum.
Holy cow this is amazing! I doubled the batch and used more hot sauce then called for because I was using this as an appetizer for thanksgiving and 25 people who love their hot sauce....I am sure it will be a huge hit tomorrow! I also used the good salmon from the fresh meat counter, so it was a little pricey, but I am sure next time when I use the canned it will be just as good. YUM!