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Smoked Fish Dip


One of my favorite dishes to serve at parties is my dad’s fish dip. In fact, in the past few months I’ve been a part of this exchange no less than a dozen times, most recently at the Rosemond Family Reunion last weekend:


Them: What’s that?

Me: It’s fish dip.

Them: Fish dip?

Me: Try it!



It really is that good. And since I’ve had a lot of people ask me for the recipe recently I thought I’d bring it up from the archives, dust it off a little, and share it with you. Just in time for all your summer cookouts.



Smoked Fish Dip


4 cups flaked smoked fish, such as kingfish or mackerel

1 cup whole milk

1 cup Greek yogurt

8 ounces light cream cheese, softened

1 finely minced onion

3 stalks finely chopped celery

1/4 cup finely minced parsley

12 finely chopped cornishon pickles

Juice of 2 lemons

7 shakes hot sauce

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Salt & pepper


With a fork, flake the smoked fish off the filet.  You can flake it finely or coarsely depending on your preference.  Put the smoked fish in a medium bowl and pour milk over it.  Cover and soak in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.  Drain the milk using a fine strainer and place the fish back in the bowl.


Stir in remaining ingredients.


Cover and chill 2-3 hours to allow flavors to blend.  Serve with crackers or fresh vegetables.


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  • Lisa @ Low Carb Yum

    24.06.2015 at 03:48 Reply

    This dip sounds like it is full of flavor! I really like smoked fish and never would have thought to make it into a dip. Can’t wait to give this one a try!

  • Joy @ Joy Love Food

    24.06.2015 at 04:16 Reply

    I love smoked fish dips, this sounds wonderful, love the mix of Greek yogurt and cream cheese!

  • Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    24.06.2015 at 06:05 Reply

    The reaction you describe is one I see all the time when we come across “fish dip”. And the reaction after someone finally tastes it is the same–“Oh my god, where has this been all my life??” I love anything with fish, and the smoky nature of the fish combined with the creamy texture make it perfect for a party, or just for snacking. Love this!!

  • Heather / girlichef

    24.06.2015 at 07:00 Reply

    One of my favorite things in the world in smoked fish of any kind – I would LOVE this, it sounds so good. Pinned and trying soon!

  • Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily

    24.06.2015 at 15:15 Reply

    What a fabulous appetizer, except I’m sure I could eat it as a main dish! Saving and sharing!

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