A cream cheese mixture seasoned with dill complements tender pieces of smoked salmon in a lovely layered spread.
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
cup sour cream
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed
oz smoked salmon, flaked
cup finely chopped red bell pepper
Fresh dill weed sprigs
Line 3-cup bowl or pan with plastic wrap, letting plastic wrap hang over edge. In large bowl, stir together cream cheese, 1/2 cup of the sour cream, the lemon-pepper seasoning and chopped dill weed until well blended.
Spoon 1/2 of cream cheese mixture by heaping tablespoonfuls into bowl; spread and press into bottom of bowl. Top with salmon. Spoon remaining cheese mixture by tablespoonfuls over salmon; spread over salmon layer. Fold plastic wrap over top of cheese to cover completely; press top layer of cheese onto salmon. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Remove plastic wrap from top of cheese mixture. Place serving plate upside down on bowl; turn plate and bowl over. Remove bowl and plastic wrap. Using rubber spatula, spread remaining 1/2 cup sour cream over cheese mixture. Spoon bell pepper over sour cream. Garnish with dill weed sprigs. Serve with crackers.
Don't have fresh dill weed available? Try using 2 teaspoons dried dill weed instead.
For added color, garnish with fresh parsley.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.