This is a simple recipe for a great appetizer for you and your guest.  Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon, sea salt, olive oil, dried chives (optional) and Calabrian Chili Paste (optional) is all it takes to make this.


1 Block Cream Cheese
1 pkg (8 or 12 oz) smoked Salmon
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp dried chives (optional)
1 tsp Calabrian Chili paste (optional)

In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, smoked salmon, dried chives.  Add in salt, mix, then add the olive oil.

Add the Calabrian chili paste a little at a time.  Mix well and taste.  Depending how hot you want the spread will determine how much of the paste you put in.   A little goes a long way.

Serve with Ritz crackers of the crackers of your choice.  This spread also goes well on bagels and toast.