Smoked Salmon Spread

I’m always on the lookout for a good spread.   I like the combination of smoked salmon and cream cheese because the cream cheese makes the smoke flavor a little mild, and you can add some capers and green onions for a little extra flavor and some texture.  The thing about a good spread is you can use it on your morning bagel or on some crackers or toast points for a good appetizer.

This spread is super easy because there are so few ingredients and it can be done in about 5 minutes.  Just combine the ingredients and you’re good to go.  I used what I did because that’s what I had on hand, but you could also add some hot sauce or crushed red pepper for a little bit of a kick or other seasonings and flavors if you so desire.  It’s completely versatile and completely up to you!

Start by combining your smoked salmon and cream cheese.  I did this with my food processor, but I’ve also done it before with just a fork or potato masher.  The point is to get the cream cheese and smoked salmon completely incorporated.  Of course it’s easier if the cream cheese is at room temperature.

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Once the cream cheese and smoked salmon are completely incorporated, add green onions, capers and a little bit of caper juice. You could also add crushed red pepper or hot sauce if you wanted a little bit of a kick.

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Mix well.

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Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe:
4 oz smoked salmon
4 oz cream cheese
2 green onions, chopped
1 Tablespoon capers
dash of caper juice
**other seasonings (i.e. crushed red pepper, hot sauce, etc) to taste

Combine smoked salmon and cream cheese until completely incorporated – you can use a fork, food processor or potato masher. Add green onions, capers and caper juice.  Mix well.

Serve and enjoy!

Caroline