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Smokey clam dip

post #1 of 4
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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 one...it was dang good. The guys at work thought so also.
post #2 of 4

Sounds great,,, Just a thought smoke the clams next time and add homemade bacon bits :drool    OH I can taste it from here


Nice job 


A full smoker is a happy smoker 


post #3 of 4
Smoked mussels make a good dip too!

Like DS said smoke the clams next time.
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Good call on smoking the clams/mussels!..and the bacon!
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