Famous Dave's Smoked Salmon Spread copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Famous Dave's Smoked Salmon Spread

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Menu Description: "Our own hickory-smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and chipotle peppers makes this a spread worth swimming upstream for. Served with fire-grilled flatbread."

Famous Dave's is famous for making pork ribs so good you forget you're wearing the embarrassing bib. But before you get your face smeared with BBQ sauce, you may want to kick off your meal with this popular choice from the chain's appetizer column. Start with 4 ounces of the best smoked salmon you can find—it should be very smoky if you want to duplicate the same taste of the original. If you can't find salmon that's smoky enough, I found that adding a little hickory liquid smoke to the mix works perfectly to flavor the spread so that it tastes like Dave's version. You'll end up with twice the amount of spread as the original which makes this a great appetizer for a small party. You can even prepare the flatbread ahead of time, then wrap it up in foil and reheat it in the oven before serving.

If you're craving some ribs, try my clone recipes for Chili's Baby Back RibsRoadhouse Grill Baby Back Ribs, or Tony Roma's World Famous Ribs.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur. 

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R Dockery
Feb 14, 2014, 22:00

I've tried other recipes claiming to be the recipe for Famous Dave's salmon spread. Being that they no longer serve it, I have been on a quest. This spread is so good and just like I remember. This recipe alone has made me a believer in Top Secret Recipes. Try this one, you won't be disappointed.

Oct 20, 2009, 22:00

I tried this receipe only because my Son had some frozen fish that we were going to use for a large end-of-summer/fall cookout today.It turned out great. I have always soaked my fish in milk or buttermilk to thaw it out, that may have made a difference. But, everyone thought that we had ordered out for this, even while they were there watching us grill the Steelhead and two Salmon. Thanks Todd

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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