Serve this dressy spread with toasted baguette rounds and a dry, fruity white wine like Riesling. It would also make a great appetizer atop slices of cucumber—just cut the cucumber rounds 1/2 inch thick and top with a dollop of the spread. For breakfast or brunch, serve with bagels or over scrambled eggs with slices of sweet, ripe melon like cantaloupe or honeydew on the side.
In a food processor, combine the salmon, crème fraîche, cream cheese, lemon zest and juice, Tabasco, and 1 tsp/ black pepper; process until just blended. Transfer to a large bowl and fold in the capers and chives. Taste and add more lemon juice or black pepper as desired. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate.
Make Ahead Tips
The spread can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one day; remove 15 minutes before serving to soften
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