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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8 Responses to “I Spy with my Eye… Photo Week!”

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    CB — October 4, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Fun fun fun! I am gonna try to participate everyday. My hubs will probably think carrying my camera with me everywhere for the next week is cuckoo though. Then again its me. He’s probably use to it. HAHA
    /Clara

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    Steph — October 5, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Awesome concept! You know I’ll be post’n.

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    1915buffalo — October 6, 2008 at 1:42 am

    Awesome challange. It will be interesting how others express other senses through the lens. I hope I can live up to it.

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    Jen — October 6, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    I’m looking forward to what everyone comes up with. It’s going to be fun!

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    Nikki57 — October 6, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Crap. I knew there was a reason I was going to bring my camera to work.

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    Jen — October 6, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Nikki – you can participate in any days that you’re able to do it. Not many rules with Photo Week. My post tonight will be coming very late. I’m already behind on my own photo week!!

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    Nikki57 — October 6, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Well at least I’m not the only slacker. I wanted to play around with some of the equipment from work so I guess I’ll just have to smuggle it home with me 😛

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    Amy Kingman — October 7, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Love this challenge. I posted my sight photos today. 🙂

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