While we were in Oregon, Mr. T. visited a friend in North Bend to do a little salmon fishing and, wow, he caught a 34 inch King Salmon! I see some great salmon dishes in our future. Prior to the big catch, we visited the Oregon Lox Company outside of Eugene and purchased some yummy lox and smoked salmon.
I had a little left when we got home so I put together this Smoked Salmon Spread for us to enjoy.
Smoked Salmon Spread
adapted from Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Ina Garten
1/2 cup sour cream (I used reduced fat sour cream.)
1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh dill, minced
1 tsp prepared horseradish, drained
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/4 pound smoked salmon, minced
Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the cream cheese until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Chill and serve with crudities or crackers.
Making the spread in advance and allowing the flavors to meld makes a difference. The flavor of the dill jumped out in the leftovers that I managed to snack on the next day. Mmmmmm.
Looking forward to our next trip to Siltcoos Lake, Oregon!
I am participating in Full Plate Thursday hosted by Miz Helen's Country Cottage.