Sometimes I come up with little ideas that pack a lot of flavor. Last week I bought a pack of cream cheese and a small container of smoked salmon to bring to work for breakfast. But during one of the commercial breaks for one of the many Bravo shows I watch, I decided to simplify my life and make salmon cream cheese so that I'd just have to bring one thing to work instead of multiple containers.
Making salmon (or other flavored) cream cheese at home is incredibly easy. The amounts of each ingredient are just suggestions. You can add less or more as you like.
Salmon Cream Cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup smoked salmon
1-2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley (it'd be even better to use dill, but I did not have it at the time)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
Yes, that's all you have to do! See, I told you it'd be easy. In fact, I wasn't even planning on blogging about this "recipe" because of how simple it is, but when I tweeted about it, some of my followers wanted more details: I aim to please.
Spread the salmon cream cheese on bagels or toast and eat as is or top with sliced tomatoes and avocados. If you are someone who loves all things salty, add a few whole capers on top.