12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
6 dashes Tabasco sauce
3 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
3 Tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
8 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
3 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 Tablespoon dried dill
fresh ground black pepper
fresh dill, for garnish
crackers or breadsticks, for serving
1. Puree the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice and tabasco in a food processor.
2. Add the scallions, capers, salmon, chopped dill and pepper, and pulse to blend.
3. Garnish with the dill and serve chilled with crackers. Makes 2 cups.