Every March, friends bombard me with recipe requests, asking how they can possibly survive the next few Lenten meatless Fridays without cheating.
I direct them to healthful recipes that feature lean proteins like fish, including my favorite option, smoked salmon.
This recipe for Creamy Salmon Pâté is a family classic, served whenever there’s a group of people around. In it, savory smoked salmon is pulsed together with a heavy dose of dill, some butter, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste. The result is a buttery dip with a subtly smoky flavor that feels like cheating, but it’s not.
Serve Salmon Pâté immediately or slightly chilled over buttery crackers, French bread or pita chips.
Helana Brigman is a food writer, photographer and cookbook author. She can be reached with daily recipes at http://clearlydeliciousfoodblog.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.