Salmon Crème for the Secret Recipe Club

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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year month”.

Secret Recipe Club

It’s no secret, the Secret Recipe Club, reveal is one of my favorite blogging things.  Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin is the brain behind all this.  There are four groups, I am in group C which is hosted by the warm and friendly Angie of Big Bear’s Wife.  Each month we get an assignment to secretly cook another bloggers recipe and than post it.  It’s a great way to meet other blogger’s, especially some that you never would have thought about meeting.

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For example, this month I was assigned Heidi, from Heidi’s Verden (World).  Heidi is from Denmark, so her blog is all in Danish…no worries, she has a Google translate button.  Within 30 seconds I was reading her blog.  Man technology is awesome.

I was actually on the hunt for a good recipe to take to a Christmas party we were invited to.  With that in mind, I honed in Heidi’s word cloud and picked up on what she seemed to cook the most of, seafood.  A couple of her posts were about a guest meal she was preparing.  In part one she served artichoke crème on little round crackers and salmon crème on fish shaped crackers (biscuits).

Serving the salmon on fish shaped crackers was so adorable, that settled it, I wanted to make salmon crème and serve it on fish crackers.


Problem is, I could not find a fish cracker (except tiny puffy little goldfish) anywhere.  I was determined, so I decided to make my own.  I began searching for a fish shaped cookie cutter, grrrr foiled again.  Not to be outdone, I cut out a little paper fish and used that as my template.

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I cut out 2 dozen little fish…I quit after that.  Talk about tedious!  Admitting a small amount of defeat, I cut up the rest of my cracker dough into little squares.  Besides my fish weren’t nearly as cute as the ones Heidi used (insert pouty lip here).

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The fish crackers may have been more work than I bargained for (and certainly weren’t as pretty as Heidi’s) but the Salmon Crème was excellent!  As a matter of fact the Salmon Crème was to die for, in fact it was so good it never made it to the party…slap my hand!  Heidi’s recipe called for 100g of smoked salmon; I used a can of smoked salmon, it was 176g.  I adjusted the recipe to work with the can size and added a pinch of salt, otherwise I did nothing else different (except sprinkle some dried dill on top but that hardly counts).

Please head over to Heidi’s site, she has a lot of great recipes and it’s really fun to read the Google translations Winking smile.  Thanks Heidi for my new favorite way to eat smoked salmon.

Note: I got the cracker recipe from another blog, if you are interested in trying it out you can find it here.


Salmon Crème
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  1. 1 can (6 oz./176 g) smoked salmon
  2. 1/2 tablespoon mildly grainy mustard
  3. 3 tablespoons plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
  4. 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  5. freshly ground black pepper
  6. pinch of salt
  1. Mix all the ingredients and pipe onto crackers (I used a food processor).  Can be made 1 day in advanced and piped onto crackers just before serving.
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15 Responses to Salmon Crème for the Secret Recipe Club

  1. habib December 19, 2011 at 5:56 am #

    Thanks for your nice information Salmon Crème for the Secret Recipe Club. I like it.


  2. Eliot December 19, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Impressive stuff. As I look at your pics I am embarrassed by the ones I have posted today! Absolutely beautiful. I am also impressed you took time to make your own crackers! (I have a post coming up for crackers and I doubt I will try them again anytime soon.)

    What a great appetizer for a party, though!!!!! (On premade crackers over here!)

    Happy, happy, happy holidays!

    • Giggles December 19, 2011 at 7:22 am #

      I with you, I’m not making homemade crackers anytime soon! I wish I could have found some fish shaped big crackers at the store. Sometimes I’m stubborn (ok more than sometimes) and I get an idea in my head and I just have to have it. Crackers aren’t worth the effort I decided.

  3. heidi December 19, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Wauw – making the fish crackers yourself, that is just way too cool!
    I would never have done that, so I’m happy I found my fish crackers in the shop 🙂
    I love your post and the pictures – and even though the other guests at the party might disagree, I’m also happy you liked it so much that you ate it yourself.
    Adding the dried dill makes a lot of difference on the pictures. All in all – really great job, and thank you for choosing that recipe from my blog 🙂

    • Giggles December 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

      Heidi, I really enjoyed being your SRC pal. Actually, I don’t feel guilty about devouring all the salmon creme for ourselves.

  4. Angie @ Bigbearswife December 19, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    aww I think you’re fish crackers look great! love the recipe and post!

    • Giggles December 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      Thanks Angie!

  5. Karen December 19, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Cute little fishies. I made crackers once and even cutting them into squares seemed tedious to me!

    • Giggles December 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      Karen, I cut the rest of my crackers with a ruffled pastry cutter, it wasn’t too bad. Still not worth the effort, and they came out too thick, not as light and crispy as I was hoping for *sigh*.

  6. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    What a tasty and creative appetizer! Love the fish crackers. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you. Happy Holidays!!

  7. Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) December 19, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Yum…I’ll be this is delish! And, I think your fishie crackers came out awesome!

  8. Anne@frommysweetheart December 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    What a beautiful job you did on this salmon creme! And I love the little fish crackers you used! And what wonderful pictures! You did a great job! : )

  9. Gitte December 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    Rhonda, your persistence paid off. I love your little hand-made fish shaped crackers and I think I’ll have to try your Salmon Creme, it looks fabulous. Great choice for SRC post.

  10. Cathy at Wives with Knives December 20, 2011 at 6:33 am #

    I had to laugh when I read that you made a pattern for those cute little fish crackers and cut them all out my hands. That’s true artistic dedication. This will be a lovely appetizer to serve with white wine on New Year’s Eve. Excellent choice for this month’s SRC. Merry Christmas.

  11. Erin December 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Wow!! These look and sound delicious. 🙂 I can’t wait to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family!