Hitting just the right balance of creaminess to fish this dip is super satisfying.

By Ali Ramee

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hands-on:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
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Few snacks are as delicious as a bowl of extra-creamy smoked fish dip. This version is flexible according to your preferences—smoked trout is suggested, but smoked salmon would work, too. Unlike many similar recipes, this one lands just the right balance of creaminess to fish, since you’ll use equal parts cream cheese and trout, ensuring each bite has ample fish. There’s a dollop of sour cream to make the texture luxurious, cornichons for tangy balance, and both shallot and chives to double down on the savory undertones. The serving options are endless for this easy dip: crudité and bagel chips are suggested, but salt and vinegar potato chips, a freshly toasted bagel, and, hey, even just a spoon will do.

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together cream cheese, smoked trout, sour cream, cornichons, shallot, pickling liquid, salt, and 2 tablespoons of the chives in a large bowl until combined. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon chives. Serve with bagel chips or crudité. 

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