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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese

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The flavors of smoked salmon and dill with a touch of onion and lemon juice in my Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese recipe is a classic breakfast option for a reason!
Homemade Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese is smeared on an everything bagel next to a black cup of coffee

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Hi Bold Bakers!

WHAT YOU GET: My Homemade Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese recipe is smoky, creamy, and herby — and perfect as a fancy spread for all of your savory baked goods.

Looking to spice up your spreads and dips? Let me tell you about my Smoked Salmon Flavored Cream Cheese recipe. You can take your cream cheese to the next level by mixing in some smoked fish, dill, onion, and a touch of lemon juice.

Though this recipe is impressive, it couldn’t be easier to make! Using just 5 ingredients, you can whip up this decadent cream cheese in no time. This makes it extra easy to slather it on a bagel for breakfast or to pack it in a container for snacks and lunches.

After you try this, it’ll become your new go-to spread. Feel free to experiment with different kinds of smoked fish or mix-ins to create your perfect cream cheese spread!

Homemade Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese with fresh dill is spread on an everything bagel.

Does Smoked Fish And Cream Cheese Go Well Together?

If you haven’t had smoked fish with cream cheese, you may be a bit skeptical about these types of recipes. It’s true — most cheeses and fish already have palate-dominating properties, which make the combination very heavy and dense for some.

While this may be the case, smoked salmon and Whipped Cream Cheese go very well together because of their more mild properties compared to other kinds of fish and cheese. Smoked salmon isn’t too fishy due to its cooking process, and Whipped Cream Cheese is lighter because of the addition of milk and its already mild-tasting flavor.

What Does Smoked Salmon And Cream Cheese Taste Like?

The cream cheese in this recipe provides a light and fluffy base for all of your flavorful mix-ins. It has a slightly tangy and sweet flavor that perfectly balances out your salmon’s smokiness.

Smoked salmon has a slightly salty and smoky flavor because of its preservation process, making it less fishy overall than fresh salmon. Combined with ingredients like dill, red onions, and a squeeze of lemon juice, you’ve got a creamy, smoky, and fresh flavor explosion. 

Tools You Need To Make Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese:

What Other Kinds Of Smoked Fish Work In This Recipe?

Smoked salmon is ideally the best pair with cream cheese, but this recipe can be played around with. I recommend smoked trout or smoked herring. You can also opt to use canned smoked fish or freshly smoked fish.

How To Store Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese

This spread is best served immediately. However, if you would like to save it for later, refrigerate your cream cheese with smoked salmon in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best Cream Cheese With Smoked Salmon:

  • Any smoked fish will work in this recipe if you want to change things up.
  • Add a teaspoon of crushed capers to this spread for more flavor.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is softened, or it won’t whip up smoothly.
  • Full-fat cream cheese makes for the best-textured results.
  • You can double this recipe for a crowd.
  • Serve this with Homemade Bagels!

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Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese

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The flavors of smoked salmon and dill with a touch of onion and lemon juice in my Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese recipe is a classic breakfast option for a reason!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 cup
Prep Time 10 mins
Blend Time 2 mins
The flavors of smoked salmon and dill with a touch of onion and lemon juice in my Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese recipe is a classic breakfast option for a reason!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (2¼ oz/64 g) smoked salmon, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 recipe Whipped Cream Cheese

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the smoked salmon, dill, red onion, and lemon juice.
  • Add the whipped cream cheese and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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