Debb's Smoked Salmon Pate


Impromptu gatherings with friends and family are as much a part of our wine country life as anywhere else in the country.  We often celebrate “happy hour” on Friday after a hectic week in the vineyards and tasting room.  Here is a staple which Debb whips up and pairs with fresh cucumbers from our garden.





Category : Casual Entertaining




8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Meyer lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced fresh dill

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 pound (8 ounces) smoked salmon, shredded

Dash of Tabasco or Crystal Hot sauce





Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well incorporated.  Fold in salmon and press into serving dish.

Chill for 1 hour. 


Serve with cucumber slices and rye toast points.  

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