Smokey clam dip

Discussion in 'Fish' started by wyobackcountry, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Sorry for the lack of Q-view, blame it on the rookie status! Haha. I'll be sure to take pictures next time.

    A week ago I decided to cold smoke a bunch of random stuff (whiskey, water, salt, ice cream, coffee, chocolate, butter, lox, and cream cheese) with some alder chips and cherry pellets and the other day I was sitting around deciding what smokey item to treat myself to, and how to use it. I figured clam dip is easy, delicious, and cheap, so if it turned out bad (like the coffee) it wouldn't be a big deal.

    (The cream cheese was smoked for 4 hours with a very, very, light TBS.)

    Here's what I did.

    I used Ruffles original wavy chips for dipping but wheat thins are good also.
    1 block smoked cream cheese.
    1 block regular cream cheese. (Leave cream cheese on counter to soften while prepping everything else)
    2 cans drained chopped clams. (Save the juice for later)
    1/2-3/4 large yellow onion, finely diced. (Or to taste)
    Fresh minced garlic to taste. (4-6 cloves for me)
    Smoked sea salt to taste (unsmoked is fine also). (1-2tsp)
    Black pepper to taste. (3-4tsp)
    I added fresh squeezed juice from 1 lemon and started mixing. While mixing I slowly added in the reserved clam juice until I reach the desired chip dipping consistency. After tasting I ended up adding more fresh lemon juice (1/2) to taste.

    It mixed up real nice and I could distinctly taste each ingredient, with the light smoke adding another great level of flavor!

    I've had lots of clam dip but never a smokey was dang good. The guys at work thought so also.
  2. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great,,, Just a thought smoke the clams next time and add homemade bacon bits [​IMG]     OH I can taste it from here

    Nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoked mussels make a good dip too!

    Like DS said smoke the clams next time.
  4. Good call on smoking the clams/mussels!..and the bacon!

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