Smoked Salmon Dip

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This Smoked Salmon Dip made with hot smoked salmon & bacon has a spicy kick and is an outstanding appetizer as well as an amazing breakfast on a bagel.

This Smoked Salmon Dip made with hot smoked salmon & bacon has a spicy kick and is an outstanding appetizer as well as an amazing breakfast on a bagel.

I debated whether I should call this salmon dip or salmon spread. Either way, this stuff is my heroine. I am addicted. I crave it morning, noon, and night. I am not exaggerating. that is how much I love it.

This Smoked Salmon Dip made with hot smoked salmon & bacon has a spicy kick and is an outstanding appetizer as well as an amazing breakfast on a bagel.

I first tasted this undeniably delicious salmon spread when my co-worker made some at home and brought it in. My first reaction was “dear Lord, this is freaking good!” and I’m pretty sure I said that in a louder-than-appropriate-for-the-office voice. From that moment on, I was hooked. You see, I love the smoked salmon and cream cheese combo. I go to our local grocery store and order the bagel with cold smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and red onion all the time. Its an expensive habit though, and once I could make this one my own, I discovered it was not only more cost effective, but it was way more delicious because it was made from my own hot smoked salmon, had the salty crunch of bacon, and the subtle spice of jalapeno.

This Smoked Salmon Dip made with hot smoked salmon & bacon has a spicy kick and is an outstanding appetizer as well as an amazing breakfast on a bagel.

It is a perfect party appetizer. Set it out with some crackers and watch it compete with the deviled eggs for the fastest consumed food on the table. But, my most favorite way to eat this smoked salmon spread is on a toasted everything bagel with a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. I’m seriously feeling withdrawl symptoms as I write this post because my salmon spread is all gone. Must. Make. More.

This Smoked Salmon Dip made with hot smoked salmon & bacon has a spicy kick and is an outstanding appetizer as well as an amazing breakfast on a bagel.

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Smoked Salmon Spread
 
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This Smoked Salmon Dip made with hot smoked salmon & bacon has a spicy kick and is an outstanding appetizer as well as an amazing breakfast on a bagel.
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Recipe type: side dish, breakfast
Yields: 2-3 cups
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 2/3 ounce fresh baby dill, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound (about 1 cup) hot smoked salmon (meat should be cold, hot smoked refers to cooking process)
  • 1/4 cup cooked bacon ends and pieces
Instructions
  1. In bowl of stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and lemon juice on high speed for several minutes until well combined and fluffy. Scrape sides, then add dill, jalapeno, and garlic and blend until well mixed. Add in salmon chunks and bacon and mix just until combined. The more you mix, the less salmon chunks you'll have.
  2. Serve with crackers or crostini for an appetizer or spread on a bagel for breakfast.

 

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    • Krissy says

      Hi Yamillette – I would recommend just buying hot smoked salmon. Its different from cold smoked salmon. Otherwise, I don’t know how to get the same great taste and flavor without smoking it. Krissy

  1. CJ says

    Can you use cold smoked salmon? Is there a brand of hot smoked salmon that you can recommend? I can only find cold smoked salmon in my local grocery store.

    • Krissy says

      Hi CJ, You can use cold smoked salmon, but it will taste more fishy. I would love it, but I’m not sure everyone would. I don’t have a brand recommendation because I’ve always hot smoked my own, but if you have a Trader Joe’s nearby, I’m pretty sure they have some! Enjoy!!! Krissy

  2. Jackie says

    My boyfriend and I discovered similar dip at a restaurant about an hour out of the way but continued to go back because how much we loved it. This salmon dip came out even better and we make it all of the time! Excellent tip for spreading it on a bagel. That is my new favorite breakfast 🙂 Thank you so much for posting Krissy!

  3. Kaye says

    We fish salmon and Lake Trout from Lake Michigan. My husband smoked the fish and I made the dip. I have made smoked salmon dip before but we like the added jalepeño and bacon. Thanks!

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