A Great Tasting and Easy Fish Dip Recipe

May 21, 2019
Image Credit: Saltwater Sportsman

Smoked Fish Dip

Smoky, salty, and a little bit spicy.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dip, fish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author David Lee


  • 5 cups Water
  • 4.6 ounces Salt
  • 1 lb Fish Fillet
  • Woodchips for Smoking
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Creme Fraiche
  • 1/4 cup Scallions Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Shallots Chopped
  • 1 tspn Lemon Zest
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tspn Hot Sauce


  1. Create a 10% brine solution by dissolving 4.6 ounces of salt into 5 cups of water. Add the fish and refrigerate for one hour.

  2. Remove the fish from the brine solution and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on a rack and refrigerate uncovered overnight. Smoke fish for 20 minutes over charcoal and woodchips.

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayo, cream cheese, and creme fraiche and whisk. Fold in the scallions, shallots, lemon zest and juice, and hot sauce.

  4. Add the smoked fish and mix well. Serve with pumpernickel toast and pickles or pickled vegetables.


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