Now that evenings are getting a little chilly my food cravings are leaning toward comfort foods. Mac & cheese, chilli, pot roast – hot, filling, and filled with warm memories.
That need for warm and cosy extends to appetizers. My two all-time favourite hot dips are smoked salmon, and spinach-artichoke. I could easily eat the entire thing. If there wasn’t a witness (Hubby) I probably would!
Here’s the link for the best hot spinach dip I’ve found. So far. If you have what you think is a better version, send it to me. Pleeeeez!
ARTICHOKE SPINACH DIP
And here’s the recipe for the salmon dip. My friend Janet passed it on and I don’t know where she got the recipe, so I can’t give credit where it’s due, except to Janet for passing it on. I generally make a half recipe, more than enough for two greedy guts, or four restrained adults.
Hot Smoked Salmon Dip
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 c mayo
juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp (+) hot pepper sauce
3 green onions, sliced thin
8 oz smoked salmon (either hot- or cold-smoked)
1/2 tsp lemon pepper (or 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper)
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
Mix well and bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes until bubbly and warm. Serve with sliced baguette, crackers and/or cru-dites :)