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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6 Responses to “Chicken and Artichokes in Wine Sauce”

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    Tiffany — June 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I have that cookbook! I have been very pleased with the recipes that I’ve made from there. This one sounds great.

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    Coconut Recipes — June 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Love artichokes, this sounds great.

    -Sarah.j.s.

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    Julie — June 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I’m sure I would love this, the flavors all sound wonderful together 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — June 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    This sounds delicious! I love the idea of picking a new recipe once a week. I know my other and half and I try to do the same too. It’s all to easy to eat the same food over and over again.

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    Kerstin — June 27, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    I love mushrooms and artichokes – looks like such a perfect way to enjoy chicken! I try to make one new recipe every week too.

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    Val — June 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Your blog is amazing, You food looks divine and your photography is outstanding!!!

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