Tomatoes stuffed with Salmon Dill Dip (Barefoot Bloggers)

I recently joined yet another blogging group. The Barefoot Bloggers make only recipes from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa). While I don’t have any of her cookbooks, I do enjoy watching her on the Food Network. Each month, 2 members get to choose a Barefoot Contessa recipe. Then we all post then on the same day (every other Thursday). So keep an eye out for my BB posts and also check out the blogroll to see everyone else’s posts.

The first BB recipe that I got to make as a Barefoot Blogger is the Smoked Salmon Spread (thanks Ashley for picking this great recipe!) I wanted to spruce it up, so I decided to stuff it into some tomatoes. The dip was very tasty and adding tomatoes into the mix added a freshness. I used a tip I read online somewhere to serve them on a bed of salt. The salt helps to prevent the tomatoes from rolling around.

Smoked Salmon Spread – from Barefoot Contessa Family Style, pg 35
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, drained
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – I omitted
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 pound (4 ounces) smoked salmon, minced

Cream the cheese in an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until just smooth. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, dill, horseradish, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the smoked salmon and mix well. Chill and serve with crudites or crackers.

To stuff tomatoes: I bought Campari tomatoes (they’re a little bigger than a golf ball). I cut a hole in the top then I used the end of a spoon to scoop out the insides including the seeds. I then rinsed in cool water and placed upside down on a paper towel to drain. I put the spread into a plastic bag and cut off the corner so I could pipe a little bit into each tomato. I garnished with fresh dill.

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7 Responses to “Chicken Parmesan Burgers”

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 17, 2010 at 11:58 am

    This sounds awesome! The pictures are wonderful as well. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get good burger pictures. I love the pizza sauce on this! Thanks!

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    We Are Not Martha — August 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Yum! I love chicken parmesan and I love burgers, so why not, right? They look delicious!

    Sues

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    Melissa — August 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I love how there are so many variations of burgers! Yours sound delcious!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 17, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I love chicken parmesan so this sound so great to me! Like you, I love living in the city but wish I could grill during the summer!

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    ellysaysopa.com — August 19, 2010 at 1:37 am

    So glad you liked them! Love the caramelized onions on top. I just had a burger with bbq caramelized onions this week. 🙂

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    an adventure in wool — September 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    i love this idea! was writing my grocery list and realized there is no parmesan in the recipe?

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    Jen — October 11, 2010 at 12:41 am

    That’s a good point, there isn’t actually Parmesan in it… You could use parm instead of provolone cheese.

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