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Savory Smoked Fish Dip Recipe

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How to Make the Best Smoked Fish Dip Recipe, Ever

Do you have an end-of-summer party coming up and are looking for the perfect crowd-pleasing dish to serve to your guests? At Stiltsville Fish Bar, we have the best smoked fish dip recipe that is bound to be a hit at any event, any season. Make with freshly smoked fish, seasoning, and more. Our smoked fish dip recipe is paired perfectly with crunchy crackers, vegetables, and a crisp glass of wine. The rich and tangy flavor of our smoked fish dip is party-perfect!

How Should I Serve Smoked Fish Dip?

The best way to present a delicious serving of smoked fish dip at your party or event is on an artfully decorated charcuterie board. We recommend including a variety of crackers or bread with different textures to bring out the many flavors of the dip, as well as a colorful array of vegetable options for not only aesthetic purposes but for a healthy option for guests who want to snack lightly! This dip is served best as an appetizer before any grilled meats are barbecued! 

What Kind of Fish is Used in Smoked Fish Dip?

Smoked whitefish is served in many food dishes, like salads or dips. You can almost always find whitefish at your local grocery store or fish market. Whitefish is used to describe any kind of freshwater fish with white flesh. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can even switch out the type of fish used in your version of our recipe, and we will speak more on that later! 

Best Smoked Fish Dip Recipe:

Here are the ingredients you will need to make the best smoked fish dip recipe ever! 

  • Smoked whitefish
  • Mayonnaise and cream cheese
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon
  • Seasonings

Smoked whitefish’s mild and savory taste pairs perfectly with a wide array of dipping options, such as crackers, bread, vegetables, and more! To make the dip extra creamy, we recommend making your own mayonnaise and using whipped cream cheese for the lightest and richest flavor profile. The tanginess and sweetness of the Worcestershire sauce and fresh lemon juice or zest will help to enhance the smokiness in the dip, creating the perfect contrast in flavors! For seasonings, we recommend adding paprika, fresh dill, and chopped red onion to add texture and flavor to every last bite. 

How to Make Smoked Fish Dip:

Your mouth is probably already starting to water just reading the ingredient list above, and we do not blame you! Here is how to make the best smoked fish dip recipe ever:

1. First, remove the skin and bones from the smoked fish.

2. After that, add the following ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Paprika

3. Next, add the whitefish, red onion, and dill next into the food processor and pulse to combine all ingredients. Depending on your preference and what the dip is being served with, you can leave the smoked whitefish dip a bit chunkier or blend until the dip is creamy and smooth.

4. Finally, transfer the dip from the food processor into a serving bowl and top it with smoked paprika and fresh dill. Serve on your charcuterie board with slices of a toasted baguette, crackers, fresh veggies, and enjoy!

Suppose you have time between finishing making this dip and your event. In that case, we recommend leaving the finished dip covered in the fridge for several hours before serving to allow for the seasoning to really soak in, creating a more flavorful dip! If you have any leftovers (which is highly unlikely because this smoked fish dip recipe is a crowd favorite!), they can be stored in the fridge. At Stiltsville Fish Bar, we really love how versatile our tasty smoked fish dip can be! 

Alternative Ways to Serve Our Dip

While we recommend serving our smoked fish dip recipe or smoked salmon fish dip on a charcuterie board when entertaining guests, there are many other ways to utilize this dip! Smoked whitefish dip is delicious as a sandwich spread, or makes for a delicious filling for a lettuce cup, too! Just add fresh vegetables such as tomato, avocado, sliced red onion, and lettuce to give extra flavor and crunch to your lunch. 

On our menu at Stiltsville Fish Bar, we serve our smoked fish dip with fresh, local smoked fish, pickles, the perfect seasoning, toasted butter saltines, and old bay potato chips. We offer a wide variety of seafood appetizers, salads, and main dishes to give you all the variety you could dream of! Whether you chef it up like us or take your own spin on our class recipe, a smoked fish dip is a great appetizer for any day or occasion. 

Switching Up Our Smoked Fish Dip?

Are you looking to switch up our initial smoked fish dip recipe, or do you or a guest especially love the taste of salmon? We highly recommend giving smoked salmon fish dip a try, too! You can use all of the same ingredients listed above and simply switch out the whitefish for salmon. Because salmon is denser in rich fish oils and flavor, a smoked salmon fish dip is an excellent addition to your event, or even just as a snack kept in the fridge for you and your loved ones.

Here are some additional add-ons to spice up our smoked fish dip recipe:

  • Cayenne
  • Pepperoncinis
  • Chives
  • Boursin cheese
  • Capers
  • Avocado
  • Celery
  • Sour cream
  • Jalapenos 
  • Scallions
  • Dill Pickles
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Olives
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Salmon Roe
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Sea salt topping

Additionally, if you want to serve an allergy-friendly option to your guests or host guests with food sensitivities, our smoked fish dip is also excellent without dairy or mayo. To keep it creamy, we recommend adding ripe avocado or your favorite non-dairy or non-egg cheese or mayo in place of the whipped cream cheese and traditional mayonnaise. It will be a delicious, allergy-friendly alternative to include on your charcuterie plate! 

Wrapping Up

All dish dips vary and can be altered to satisfy your specific needs and desired taste! No matter what combination of ingredients you use in your interpretation of our recipe, it will, without a doubt, be a delicious snack and/or appetizer for your guests or simply as a meal option in your own fridge! At Stiltsville fish bar, we are known for our many delicious menu options, including the tastiest smoked fish dip and a wide array of seafood and fish dishes. 

Stiltsville Fish Bar is located in the heart of the Sunset Harbor neighborhood of sunny Florida, encapsulating a relaxed and casual neighborhood restaurant. We serve the highest quality seafood there is to offer, paired with Key West-inspired drinks. Whether you are looking to dine at a table, snag a seat at our bar, or enjoy the restaurant from a hammock chair, we have options for you to enjoy the best vibes Miami Beach has to offer. Visit our website today to discover more delicious seafood recipes, and we invite you to experience our expertise in person by making a reservation to dine with us, too! 

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