Smoked Salmon Dip

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Smoked Salmon Dip

smoked salmon dip pit barrel cooker

Serves 8

Cook time: 1.5 hours | Desired Temp: 160°

*Cook times may vary!




8 oz salmon filet
2 tbsp. of your favorite fish rub
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. capers, drained
1/4 tsp. Tabasco
2 tbsp. fresh chopped dill
2 tbsp. fresh chopped chives
1/4 cup chopped baby red/yellow bell peppers
1/8 cup of chopped red onion 



1 dozen sliced hard-boiled egg
1 curled green onion sprig (slice the onion in strips and add to cold water till they curl)
1 box of favorite cracker
2 tbsp. whole grain mustard
Baby red/yellow bell pepper rings


How to make Smoked Salmon Dip:

  1. Light PBC according to instructions.
  2. Drizzle salmon with lemon juice and rub with seasoning.
  3. Smoke your salmon with a  fruitwood chunk on your PBC until internal temperature reaches 160°.
  4. Let cool and chop roughly. 
  5. Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, capers, 1/2 of the smoked salmon and Tabasco in a food processor or hand blender. Pulse until blended.
  6. Add the rest of the chopped salmon, dill and chives and fold with a spatula, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary, until the salmon is incorporated. 
  7. Taste and add extra rub if necessary (I usually add about1/4 teaspoon, but it depends on the saltiness of the smoked salmon).
  8. Serve as a dip with crackers, plate as Hors d'oeuvres or as a bagel spread.




Thank you TJ Roberts @smokinpastor for sharing this recipe and beautiful pictures! 
smoked salmon dip pit barrel cooker
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