5 years ago

Appetizer idea: Caramelized Shallot & Smoked Salmon Dip

This appetizer recipe from our FoodE Experts is one of our favorite party dips! Delicious served with flatbread, vegetables or crackers.

Makes 2 ¼ cups
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus several hours to chill


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 (8-ounce) container whipped cream cheese
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons chopped capers
  • 1 (4-ounce) package Lunds & Byerlys Original Wild Alaskan King Salmon Wood-Fire Smoked, skin removed and chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Crackers, veggies or flatbread for dipping


  1. Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 1 minute.
  2. Add olive oil; swirl to coat.
  3. Sauté shallots 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Uncover and cook until shallots are soft and golden (2-3 minutes).
  4. In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Mix in sour cream, lemon juice, dill and capers until well blended.
  5. Fold in caramelized shallots, salmon and salt.
  6. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight. Serve garnished with fresh dill sprigs, along with your favorite crackers, veggies or flatbread for dipping.