Everyday Cooking

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Chunky Smoked Salmon dip

Oh how I've missed posting and interacting with you my bloggy mates. I can't say I am back with a vengeance, for I am still time-poor and barely hanging on to my sanity just to keep the machinations of housekeeping going while holding down a paid full-time job.

I just thought I had better post some of the things I've made recently (or not so recently) before I forget the recipes.

Smoked salmon. Ah! I love this stuff. I made a dip to take to a friend's baby shower and couple of the ladies asked for the recipe. So, here goes...

Chunky Smoked Salmon dip

200g smoked salmon
1 baby fennel bulb
2 Tbsp creme fraiche
2 Tbsp chopped dill
1 Tbsp finely chopped spring onion
salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste

Roughly shred the smoked salmon into small pieces. Chop the fennel bulb into very fine cubes, you'll need approx. 1/2 a cup.

Mix the creme fraiche, dill spring onions and salt and pepper well.
Add the smoked salmon and fennel and very carefully toss together.

*The richness of the salmon is great with the fresh, crisp and slightly sweet bits of fennel. I served this with some store-bought crackers (baked with bits of caramelised onion) but this would also be lovely with thin pieces of white bread toast.


Manggy said...

I have only seen fennel once but now I want to search for a bulb again! It would probably be a futile search, though.. :(
Can the little ones do chores? Maybe they can lend you a big hand :)

Peter M said...

This is a wonderful salad and an original use of smoked salmon.

Get blogging more soon!

Kevin said...

That dip looks really good. I really enjoy the smoked salmon sour cream and dill combo and the addition of fennel sounds interesting.

Dhanggit said...

oh my hubby will love this!! i'm glad your back dessie!!!

Marvin said...

glad your back desie, if only for a little while;)

The dip looks great. I've never had creme fraiche before, can sour cream be used as a sub?

Cynthia said...

Ahhhh, a salmon dip with actual chunks of salmon, pure delight.

Kate / Kajal said...

maybahay ... salmon is my most fav fish. And a awesome dip like this ... is a tease. I'm ready with my crudities ... pass the dip over.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Desie, very nice recipe... I'm adding it to my deli.cio.us favourites to try it out later ;)

Have a wonderful week, Margot

zlamushka said...

salmon and fennel? Wow, very interesting combo. I almost thought it was dill sprinkled on top, which is what I am used to.

Big Boys Oven said...

looks gorgeous, great texture and good also as filings for mini tart!

Laurie Constantino said...

I can't count the number of smoked salmon dips I've made, and I've loved them all, but I never thought of adding bulb fennel. It's a wonderful idea, thanks! And I'm definitely glad you're posting again.

dizzyjadey said...

Yummmm! I'm going to copy and file this one away, miss. I'm going to try it out the first opportunity I get.

Haley said...

We would like to feature this recipe on our blog. Please email haleyglasco@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)



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