I had an experience with salmon dip at a party that was so memorable that I have wanted to reproduce it for years. Quite unashamedly, I hung around the dip on the snack table at the party, dipping in and inquiring as to who made this heavenly concoction. The cook arrived on the scene. In her describing the recipe, I thought to myself, “There is nothing new here.” Then I asked her what brand of canned salmon she used. It turned out that she and her hubby caught and canned their own! That was the difference: a superior quality canned fish. Our top recommendation for canned salmon that will knock your socks off is right right here. We have been satisfied customers for over seven years and now partner with them on this website. If you haven’t purchased from them before, there is a 10% for new customers (Coupon code: VCAFINT) to give the product a try.
Myscha Theriault of Wise Bread has a useful post on ways to enjoy canned salmon. I am using her dip recipe here. Her tag-line is “Living Large on a Small Budget”. That is exactly the flag I would fly over this dip.
The dip is best if the flavors have a few hours to blend but we have consumed enough of this goodness freshly made to vouch for its flavor. The dip itself is rich and satisfying. It can certainly stand on its own. Add the parsley-almond topping and you not only create a party plate, but add nutrients and texture to the whole experience. This dip really is about living large.
This dip is bare-bones basic. Each time you make it you can experiment with added flavors. For instance, add a bit of minced hot pepper, some lime juice, and minced cilantro. Alternatively, try minced basil in the dip with parsley, toasted pine nuts and grated parmesan on top of the dip. Be creative and have a blast!
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