A couple of weeks back Top Ender, my Mum and I were chatting about our mutual love of Salmon and about how we best loved to eat it. I suggested that battered Salmon would be my favourite as it combines my love of the not so local to me local Fish and Chip shop (we hardly go *sob*) and my favourite fish, Top Ender opted for Salmon Fishcakes (which I make) and my Mum chose oven baked naked Salmon (which is sort of a family joke, but is just Salmon with no sauce). Little did we know that the next day Princes would ask if I would like to create a recipe using their tinned Wild Alaskan Salmon!
I thought long and hard about what to make. I could do a Salmon Pasta Bake, I could do Salmon Fishcakes, I could do a Thai Salmon Curry, I could do a Salmon Salad, I could do... there were hundreds of things I could do but nothing felt quite right. I even ended up swapping my meal plan around so that we ate the Friday meal on the Thursday night because I couldn't decide what to make! Then on the Friday we were at the hospital with Big Boy all day and with the panic of everything I only ate an apple and come the evening I wasn't hungry but I knew I needed to eat because tomorrow was a new day and Big Boy and Top Ender were going to need two functioning parents so I made a Pink Salmon Dip in a homage to a Salmon dip my Mum used to make for parties.
Making the dip is really simple and I think it's tasty too.
Peel and roughly chop one clove of Garlic and add to a food processor. Add two Spring Onions, a handful of plum or cherry Tomatoes (or whatever you have in the fridge will do), a tin of Princes Wild Alaskan Pink Salmon (take out the bones first if you want, but they get chopped finely so you don't have to and I only ever take out the spine), half a tub of cream cheese and then mix! You can add in other herbs if you want too, but I find the garlic is enough to give it a flavour.
The result is a smooth salmon dip which tastes delicious with crudities or on top of a Jacket Potato or even mixed in with some cooked pasta. Everyone in the family loved the dip, as they all got to try some and I think that it might be what I start taking to parties as my contribution to the party spread, just like the dish my Mum used to take.
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