I LOVE appetizers! When I get home from work, Blake and I generally work on an appetizer so we have something to munch on until Lottie goes to bed. I feel like appetizers are under-used and under-appreciated in American homes. When people go out to dinner, they normally eat an appetizer, but not so often at home.
For this reason, I am going to post more appetizers on the blog. I used to eat at J. Alexander’s restaurant a lot. For the mere price of $12.95, you and your dining partner can share a smoked salmon dip appetizer. $12.95! What is in it? Saffron? Black Truffles? Johnny Walker Blue?
Anyway, I knew it was time to recreate it at home and that is what we did. It is delish!
SMOKED SALMON DIP
Total Price $3.54
Price per Person $0.88
Average Retail Price $8.07
Total Savings $4.53
6/8oz fresh salmon (Super H $4.99/lb Average Retail $7.99/lb)
1 tsp Liquid Smoke (Publix $0.79 with manufactures $0.50 off McCormick’s spices, doubled to $1.00 off. Average Retail $1.79)
¼ cup red onion, finely diced (Super H $0.79/lb Average Retail $1.99/lb)
1 tbsp capers (Publix, $0.99 with manufactures $0.50 off, doubled to $1.00 off Average Retail $1.99)
1 tbsp fresh dill (FREE Garden Average Retail- $3.99/pkg)
¼ cup mayonnaise (Publix Buy one, get one Free $4.38/2)
1 tbsp sour cream (Publix Buy one get one FREE $2.09/2 Average Retail $2.09/1)
½ loaf French bread, sliced and toasted (Ingles 50% off day old bread- $0.99 Average Retail $2.99)
- Bake the salmon in the oven at 425 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
- Allow salmon to cool for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients except bread.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Serve with French bread slices.