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Baked Potato with Smoked Salmon Sour Cream

Baked potatoes are generally reserved for the hot days of summer, not these icy winter days. But I have found a way to bring the simple baked potato into the season. This smoked salmon cream cheese baked potato can be lunch, brunch or dinner. I would ever consider it for breakfast. So simple and tasty.

Oven bake foil wrapped potatoes and served with a healthy spoonful of this sour cream mixture.

Smoked Salmon with Sour Cream
1 pound hot-smoked boneless salmon, divided
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
Place half of salmon, sour cream, rind, juice and pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
Coarsely chop remaining salmon, and fold into salmon mixture. Gently fold in 1/4 cup chives. Cover and chill. Garnish with additional chopped chives, if desired.


  1. I do a nearly identical concoction but with dill leaf where you use chives, plus a bit of chili heat. Too modest to call it pate or mousse, so it's known simply as "Bill's Salmon Goo". Feel free to steal the name.

    1. Oh thanks, Bill! I think I'll pass. You will see this pop up in another post in January with slight changes but with a good cocktail.

  2. Did you heat the salmon mixture up? It sounds delicious. It's funny, but I don't think of baked potatoes as summer food, but rather as a winter comfort food.

    1. No, it was a chilled sour cream mixture. So I used it just like I would use sour cream on a baked potato.


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