The Fantastic Mr. Feedbag

A website celebrating and enumerating Juneau, Alaska's food culture

Greek Smoked Salmon Dip

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salmon dip

Last weekend Matty and I were invited to the best dinner party, ever. It was celebrating the birthday of one of our favorite people in town, Katie White. Unfortunately, I got sick late in the afternoon, and was unable to attend the dinner party. I hear it was a beautiful dinner with fantastic people, and of course ridiculous food. Someone told me a rumor about lobster macaroni and cheese, can you believe that? Matt made this dip for the party and has been happily eating it all week.

This past fall, Matt went out fishing off the beaches here in Juneau. He caught a good number of cohos that we smoked up for all kinds of deliciousness. This winter we invested in a little smoker, which I’m sure we will put to all kinds of amazing uses when we start hunting and gathering again this coming summer/fall.

Oh, Feedbag: I almost forgot to tell you I got a food dehydrator for Christmas! Does anyone out there with a food dehydrator have any awesome ideas for me? I’m excited to buy a flat of mangoes at Costco and get started with a dried fruit project.

This is Matt’s own recipe with our wild caught salmon, it’s already a classic in our house.

Ingredients:

– 12 ounces of crumbled & deboned wild Alaskan smoked salmon
– 8 ounces of cream cheese, pre-softened to room temperature
– 1 cup of Greek yogurt
– 1/2 cup of feta cheese (Mt. Vikos is my favorite)
– 1/2 red onion, finely diced
– 1/4 cup of fresh dill
– 1 lemon, juiced
– 1 bulb of roasted garlic
– salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:

To roast garlic:
– Pre-heat oven 325 degrees
– Cut off the top 1/3 of the bulb, exposing the cloves, and drizzle in olive oil
– wrap bulb in tin foil and roast for one hour

To assemble dip:
– prepare all ingredients and process in a food processor

Serving suggestion: This is perfect as a dip for crackers, or as a spread for a sandwich or a bagel.

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  1. i’m a tool- i looked up this blog for thef irst time today. i have been in my own world or some time. anyways i cook a ton, and i got the feeling you guys do too. so i decided to track down the blog and viola! great stuff! very inspiring! i do a lot of gardening and writing as well. i look forward to reading more of your writing and maybe trying some recipes. i have been compiling my own recipes so if you wanna cook sometime let me know.

    love you and matty ,
    jb

    jb

    February 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    • Love you B!!!

      So nice to see you at the Baranof the other night. I love you big time, and would love to feature you on Feedbag some time. Let’s definitely get together soon and make some magic happen.

      xoxo

      Patrice Helmar

      March 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm


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