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 “Cinnamon Biscuits”

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    Katie — April 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my gosh. so stinkin CUTE!! What a nice gift and seriously… those biscuits look AMAAAZING! My mouth is watering.

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Yea these were so tasty!

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    These look great! I am going to make them tonight! Question – it says to spread the butter – so I’m assuming the butter should be warm enough to spread evenly across the top of the dough?

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Yes Bethany – I just softened mine in the microwave and used my fingers to spread it.

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 3, 2009 at 5:05 am

    What a nice friend that Steph is – and these look to DIE for. Want them now.

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    Stephanie Wagner — April 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the shout out. I’m do glad you guys enjoyed them. I’m digging the new look of the blog!

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