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Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty Photo by: Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty

Smoked Salmon and Clam Spread

Coastal Living DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • Cook time:8 Minutes
  • Prep time:4 Minutes
  • Chill time:1 Hour

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 ounces hot-smoked salmon, flaked
  • 1 (3.66-ounce) can smoked clams, drained

Preparation

1. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; add shallots, and sauté 2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Remove shallots. Add pecans to the same skillet, and cook over medium-low heat 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat.

2. Beat cream cheese, shallots, ricotta, and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until smooth. Stir in salmon and clams. Spoon salmon mixture into serving bowl. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with pecans before serving.

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