The extent of my fish spread making really has been just to tuna fish salad. Smoked fish spreads seemed fancy or expensive or something. Northern Michigan has a lot of whitefish spread sold in places and I actually only think of it when I am up there on vacation. It is usually really fattening and I eat way too much of it. I saw some the other day at a specialty store here in Chicago for $9.65 for 4 oz. What? I could practically eat an ounce in one swipe of my cracker.
So, like usual, this got me going… I can make this… better even…half the price. For those of you that do not know much about Chicago, we have a huge Polish immigrant population. What is great about this is the cuisine that they brought with them and now I can buy it as well. There are a lot of different smoked fish in the Polish stores here at a good price.
Salmon, whitefish, and mackeral are some of the types of fish that usually available. I got an half pound of peppered smoked mackerel for $4.50. This is so easy, you will be shocked.
1/2 pd. smoked fish (I used a peppered version)
1 8 oz. package low fat cream cheese, softened
heaping 1/2 cup of nonfat Greek style yogurt
handful of fresh dill
1/2 t. apple cider vinegar
1/4-1/2 t. salt
pepper, to taste (I did not need to add to mine because fish was peppered)
1. Hand flake smoked fish into a bowl.
2. Add cream cheese, yogurt, and dill. Stir together.
3. Add vinegar. Stir.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve or chill and serve later.
So there… I did it. Over a pound of delicious fish spread for about $7.00. Much lower in calorie and fat. This took me three minutes to make. Have it around the house. Take it to your friends house. Slather it on something, then write me and tell me all about it. Teehee.
Pull up a chair, Elizabeth