It’s time, once again, for the semimonthly Barefoot Bloggers event. This round, Ashley, of The Spicy Skillet, selected Smoked Salmon Spread from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook. While I love fresh salmon, I don’t eat smoked salmon very much, although it is a favorite of my daughter. It took me until today, actually, to find the right kind of salmon for this recipe, but luckily it is a simple and quick recipe to prepare. The salmon was soft, supple, sweet-smelling, and well-minced; the sour cream was light; the lemon was fresh from the tree; and the horseradish sauce provided a nice undertone of flavor.
We sampled the freshly-made spread on crackers with cucumbers on top, and it was very good. After the flavors have time to meld, I bet it will be even more delicious.
I plan to dip a lot of cucumbers in it tomorrow. I shared some with my neighbor, as well, so I’m looking forward to her opinion. This would be a terrific party/potluck dish. Colorful, too, with the pinkish spread surrounded by an assortment of veggies and bagel chips.
[Thursday update: Since my camera battery died mid-shoot last night, I've uploaded a few more photos. My neighbor called this morning -- she'd gone by Noah's Bagels and bought some for me. This spread is really delicious spread on a fresh, sesame-seed bagel, that's for sure!
Also, I minced the salmon the old-fashioned way -- by hand, with my chef's knife in an Iron Chef Morimoto-style fashion (ie. hack the heck out of it!).]
Take a look at the renditions from the other Barefoot Bloggers and see all the variations.