A delicious appetizer recipe for smoked salmon dip with salmon slow smoked on a pellet smoker, then mixed into a creamy indulgent dip. This is a great smoked salmon appetizer for any occasion. Includes wine pairings.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the softened cream cheese, crème fraîche (or Greek yogurt), lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper.
Start to combine the salmon into the dip (reserving about ¼ of the salmon pieces). Gently incorporate them together. Taste and adjust for your preferences (this is the time to add more cream cheese or crème fraîche should you wish it to have more of a creamy texture).
Recipe for easy and tender smoked salmon cooked on a smoker.
The difference in flavor between store bought cold smoked salmon and this method is huge. If you don’t have a smoker you can still use store bought, but look for “smoked” salmon versus “cured” salmon (or “lox”).