Saturday, June 20, 2015

Smoked Salmon Dip - A Father's Day Treat!

Mount Rainier from the Vashon Ferry on a very warm June night!

Last week, I flew into Seattle to see my Northwest peeps and to hang out with my family.  Had a
fabulous time catching up. Long walks on the beach (I might have filled up my pockets with sea glass!) and celebrating some family milestones; my nephew Justin's graduation and Alex's graduation from "A: school at Great Lakes.  

Did I mention that we had GORGEOUS weather?

Oh yeah.... I did have to work still too.  View is not too bad though?

Particularly proud of my son Alex' accomplishments - he LOVES the Navy and is on his way to "C" school in San Diego. He was voted class leader for his group and graduated 3rd in the class with a 98 percent.  Way to go Alex! 

My dad loves to make smoked salmon - it's one of his specialties.  He was pretty sweet and waited for Alex to get home so that they could make a batch of it together. 

Oh my... my dad's salmon treat was incredibly good!  A lot of it disappeared quickly, but I managed to reserve some to make a delish smoked salmon dip for Justin's graduation party.  So easy - and you can use "store bought" smoked salmon too.  Great idea for Father's Day!

 Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 Tablespoon squeezed fresh lemon juice
  • fresh dill (or dried)
  • 4-8 ounces smoked salmon (adjust to your taste- we added more!)
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Cream the cheese with the electric mixer until smooth.  Add in sour cream, lemon juice, dill, garlic and salt and pepper.  Mix well.

2. Mix in Smoked Salmon until well blended.

3. Garnish with fresh dill and smoked salmon pieces.

4. Serve with your favorite crackers or sliced baguette

Needless to say, there wasn't any left after the party....

- The dip bowl and tray were some of my favorite summer serving pieces from my store in Poulsbo 
-vintage tablecloth courtesy of my grandmother

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