Smoked White Fish Spread

This smoked fish  spread is perfect for an appetizer, served on canapés and topped with some chives and julienne strips of roasted red peppers, or served in a decorative bowl with assorted crackers (even my Homemade Brewers Cracker with Spent Grain ) and can also be served for breakfast, smeared on a toasted bagel.

Home Brew Chef Sean Z. Paxton
Smoked White Fish Spread
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This spread is perfect for an appetizer, smeared on a toasted bagel or served on canapés.
Servings
2 cup
Servings
2 cup
Home Brew Chef Sean Z. Paxton
Smoked White Fish Spread
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
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Print Recipe
This spread is perfect for an appetizer, smeared on a toasted bagel or served on canapés.
Servings
2 cup
Servings
2 cup
Ingredients
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Instructions
Base Directions:
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, add the room temperature cream cheese (making it easier to incorporate the other ingredients, creating a fluffier mousse like consistency), pickles (more or less depending on the type of fish and the strength of the smoke from the cooking process), parsley, horseradish, cracked pepper and lemon zest. Using a paddle attachment (preferably one with a spatula attached to the edges of a paddle blade) and beat the mixture for about 3 minutes, or until light and fluffy in consistency.
  • Adding the beer: What beer to use for this recipe? Depending on what beers you have access too, and what type of fish you have as your base flavor to build off of are the key points to consider. Here are two thoughts on beer styles and why:
Amber, English mild, Weizenbock:
  • A white fish, such as a smoked cod, sturgeon or halibut will enhance the malt characteristics from these these beer styles. They are not as aggressive and will compliment the fish verses overpower it. It is a fish spread, not a beer spread.
Stout, smoked porter, Rauchbier or English Porter:
  • For the fish, try a smoked salmon, as the extra omega 3’s and a beer that is less hop forward. Malt and salmon go much better together than high IBUs styled brews.
Sean Paxton

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