Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rich and Creamy Smoked Fish Dip @LucyBurdette

LUCY BURDETTE: The plan was for the residents of the condo to have a party by the pool. We'd all bring drinks and snacks to share and enjoy a glorious sunset.

In the past, I'd bought containers of smoked fish dip (which is not inexpensive) and we scarfed every bite down. Then it occurred to me that I could make it myself--for less money and skipping the unappealing ingredients.

8 oz smoked trout or other fish
4 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
3 scallions, cleaned and minced
1/4 lemon
1/4 heaping teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

(Or for another variation, leave out the scallions and Old Bay and replace them with a tablespoon of horseradish and two tablespoons of chopped fresh dill.)

In one bowl, flake the fish.


In another bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, the sour cream, the chopped scallions, and the lemon. Mix well.

Stir in the fish and mix that up.


Serve with crackers or chips or celery or endive.
I had the dip prepared but the weather went sour. Tornado warnings, severe thunderstorms, torrential rain.

No Problem for this gang--we moved the party to the garage!

Meanwhile, the smoked fish dip goes perfectly with MURDER WITH GANACHE, in stores now!

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  1. That sounds yummy. And how nice to enjoy it 1-with friends and 2-without cruddy ingredients.
    Everything goes perfectly with Murder With Ganache!

    1. Thanks Libby--of course I think everything goes well with MWG, but I'm biased:)

  2. Nice photos, Lucy! And making your own smoked fish dip sounds like heaven to me. I'll be picking up some smoked salmon and using your recipe this weekend. A few crackers, a glass of white wine, and we're set for a great spring snack. Happy First Day of Spring, by the way!

    ~ Cleo

    1. Thanks Cleo--I'm trying hard to put my new iphonography classes into practice:). And happy spring! you guys up north really deserve a nice one!

  3. Love this! Smoked fish is my drug of choice, Will do that and amaze my friends,.



    1. Thanks MJ--and extra points for taking the time to comment from Monterey! xo

  4. I love smoked trout in dip. So yummy. I make something very much like this, except I throw everything in the food processor. Yours looks so good that I'm wondering if I even need to do that!