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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Small Bites~ Smoked Salmon

This week's Small Bite challenge is~ Smoked Salmon. I found plenty of sites suggesting liquid smoke to flavor the salmon. Not this Southern Girl!

I started by smoking my salmon on a cedar plank. I got a pretty piece of wild salmon and soaked it in a salt water brine for a couple of hours. To smoke salmon using cedar planks, it is important to soak the planks first in water. Place the salmon in the center of the plank and put on the grill over indirect heat. Cook at 200°(low heat) for about an hour, until the salmon is flakey. For me, these cedar planks give a little to much woodsy flavor for just cooking fish... but it is perfect for smoking. For my 'Small Bite' I turned that smoked slamon into a tasty spread with fresh ingredients and a little bacon. Smoked Salmon Spread
1 (8 ounce) whipped cream cheese, softened
12 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
4 drops hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
Combine all ingredients. Serve on crackers or on slices of cucumbers. Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky.
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Pecans ~~~

13 comments:

Char said...

mmmmmmmmm, I love it on fresh cucumber. perfect

Baked Alaska said...

I'm so impressed you made your own smoked salmon. I was hoping to see a few recipes for dips and spreads out there, and yours is the first I've seen. Smoked salmon, bacon, and cream cheese....YUM!

candi said...

Yum! I am impressed you smoked your own salmon, I shall try that.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Char~ I loved it with the fresh crunch of cucumbers... the guys like crackers.
Cindy Ruth~ I know you have more salmon recipes, I almost snitched one.
Candi~ It really was easier than I thought. All it takes is a little time.

Sandi McBride said...

I wish I loved salmon...I really do...but I don't...Mac says I have no taste...I object, I have great taste in men anyway...Anniversary on the 15th of this month and after 41 years, I'd say I have a keeper...but no Salmon...thank you very much!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sandi~ much better to love your man than a smokey old salmon... Happy Anniversary

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh my goodness that looks so incredibly tasty!! I'm on a veggie diet this week (dr's orders) but as soon as I'm finished, I'm going to give this lovely recipe a try! Thanks so much for sharing.

Half Baked said...

Wow very impressive! your smoked salmon looks great and that spread sounds delicious!!

The White Bench said...

Oh my gosh, love smoked salmon (I'm impressed you made your own!), and I have it weekly. My very favorite way to eat it is with cream cheese, lemon and pepper, in a yummy sandwich!
Glad you liked my Italian biscotti!
Monicax.

Kathy said...

Yummy...homemade smoked salmon...that is one fish I could eat everyday. I will even have it for breakfast if it is left over...rarely ever left over! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the fall...we're getting snow tonight. xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Karine said...

This sounds amazing! You did a great job at smoking your own salmon. Thanks for sharing:)

Grace said...

i won't lie--salmon's not my favorite. however, pulverize it and spice it up with some things i love (hello, dill. hiya, cream cheese.) and it magically becomes much more appealing!

Marcia said...

One more vote for wow, you smoked the salmon. When my supply from Alaska runs out . . .

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