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Salmon Spread

Salmon Spread is Smoked Dry Salmon mixed with Cream Cheese, Sour Cream and a few other ingredients. Spread on Crackers like Vegetable Thins, Ritz Crackers or spread on top of Bagels or Baked Salmon.


Most often I use Smoked BBQ Salmon. This is absolutely the best. Although I have made it with just Smoked Salmon, or Sweet Glazed Smoked Salmon. I still say the BBQ Smoked Salmon is the best. This also gives it a Pink Hue with specs of Salmon.

Use any Type of Salmon you’d like. The featured image was made with Sweet Glazed Smoked Salmon. I couldn’t find the BBQ Smoked one. The next time I make it and have BBQ Smoked Salmon, I will post that picture as well.

Look for a small portion, 5–6 ounces. BBQ Seasoned Smoked with a dry exterior, almost like a jerky. Comes in a single packaged portion, usually at the front of the Seafood Section in your grocery store.

No matter what type of Salmon or additional ingredients you place in. Salmon is the Star of this dish, so use a good quality Salmon.

If your Salmon comes with the Skin Attached, don’t include this with the Dip. Instead, save the Skin to make crackling to either munch on, garnish or use in place of the crackers.

Mixing Salmon Spread

I mix this by hand in a Steel bowl. You can choose to do this in a Food Processor or a Mixer with a Whisk Attachment. Mix until there are only small specs of Salmon throughout the Dip and a smooth and even consistency, and refrigerate.

Add Ins

There are a few additional ingredients that can be added in depending on your taste preference and objective with the Spread. Some Ideas are below.

  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Capers, Dill Pickle Relish, Cucumbers
  • Vinegar’s, Lemon Juice
  • Wasabi, Hot Sauce
  • Chives, Tarragon, Parsley
  • Horseradish
  • Mayo
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Liquid Smoke
Salmon Spread

Salmon Spread

Cream Cheese & Sour Cream Spread Seasoned with Smoked BBQ Salmon and other ingredients.
Servings: 1 portions
Prep10 minutes


  • 1 5-6 oz BBQ Smoked Salmon
  • 1 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 C Sour Cream
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbl Green Onions
  • 2 Tbl Fresh Dill or 2 tsp Dried
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt & Pepper (Black and Cayenne) to taste


  • Remove the Skin if any on the Salmon and Chop. Combine all Ingredients together and Mix by Hand until smooth and there is tiny specs of Salmon.
  • Refrigerate covered for a few hours before using.


Salmon Spread will stay good in the fridge, covered for about 5 days.
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Salmon Dip, Salmon Spread, Smoked Salmon Spread
Author: JAH

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