New Eng. Appetizersalmon spread

Salmon Spread
(Makes 2 1/2 cups)

A delicious, zesty salmon spread, perfect with crackers or crusty bread.

2 C salmon (fresh or canned)
8 oz. Cream cheese (softened)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
2 scallions (finely diced)
2 T fresh parsley (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp. liquid smoke * 
salt to taste

Mix together and serve in bowl with crackers, toast points, or hunks of crusty bread.

* Liquid smoke is actually condensed smoke, used to attain a chargrilled, smokey flavor.

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Tips & Glossary

Bouquet Garni: (boo-kay gar-nee), a bundle of herbs tied together with string or wrapped in cheese cloth square. Usual herbs include parsley, thyme, and bay leaf, and peppercorns. They release their flavor during long cooking. Used to flavor soups and stews and removed before serving.

Ginger: dried ground ginger is far more potent than freshly grated from the root. Sweet dessert recipes call for ground powder. If you wish to use freshly grated ginger, use 6 times the amount of ground called for in the recipe. 

Nutmeg: Use small whole nuts and store them, tightly covered, in a dry dark area. Grate what you need using the smallest grating edge or grind in a food processor. What a difference from store bought nutmeg!

Piecrust: Store-bought versions are heaven-sent for those who have neither the time nor the know-how for good homemade piecrust. But for those willing to make their own, the payoff is great. See our recipe for Noel's Pie Crust.


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