Want to wow your guests during this year’s round of holiday parties? Serve them this Smoked Tuna Dip made with cream cheese and watch the compliments flood in.
They’ll never know that you whipped it up ten minutes before they arrived!
I first tasted this smoked tuna dip at a restaurant in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. We were there for a military function and this dip was set out on the appetizer table.
It was so delicious!
None of us could not stop eating it and by the end of the night, my friend and I had pestered the owner enough that he finally gave up the recipe.
Well, he didn’t give us the actual recipe, but I did the leave the party with a list of ingredients scribbled on a piece of paper.
He wouldn’t give exact amounts, and for all I know, he left out some magical secret ingredient. But this version that I put together this morning tastes amazing and I really think you should give it a try.
The great thing about this dip is that you don’t actually have to buy smoked tuna in order to make it. And no, you don’t have to smoke the tuna yourself either!
This smoked tuna dip is simply made by adding canned tuna and a dish of liquid smoke flavoring to some softened cream cheese. There are a few extra flavorings stirred in, but it really is that simple and you’ll be amazed at how delicious it is!
This dip is as easy to put together as a ranch dip or spinach dip, but I think it’s a great option when you want to change things up a bit and give guests something delicious and unexpected.
Serve this smoked tuna dip with your favorite crackers, or even pita chips, and your guests will love you for it.
Smoked tuna dip with cream cheese would be perfect on the appetizer table at any gathering– large or small, fancy or casual. But you’d better print out some extra copies of the recipe beforehand because I guarantee that you’ll be asked it.
While the dip is absolutely delicious plain, I decided to try sprinkling it with smoked paprika. The smoked paprika garnish definitely took the flavor up another notch.
I highly recommend that option, but if you want to add a bit of color but don’t have access to smoked paprika, regular paprika will do the trick. Of course leaving it plain is also an option.
You’ll find the printable smoked tuna dip recipe is at the bottom of the post, but I want to add a quick note to say thanks to everyone who was so supportive yesterday while I was having technical issues with the blog.
It’s hard to describe what it feels like to see almost two weeks of my life disappear in an instant (I say ‘my life’ because I’ve been doing absolutely nothing but work on the blog for the past month).
Apparently someone at my hosting company made a mistake and restored the database on the wrong site. I’m not sure how that can even happen, and the worst part is that I have yet to receive even an apology from the company. So frustrating.
All I can say is thank goodness I had copies of everything, and thank goodness I only lost eleven days worth of work. I want to remind everyone to be extra fastidious about backing up your work, regardless of what it is. This is especially true of your digital photos.
Again, thanks for all the supportive e-mails and messages I received yesterday. Everything is back up and back to normal, as far as I can tell. And I will now be making back up copies of my blog even more frequently!
And yes, although I almost threw in the towel last night, I am still going to finish out this month of NaBloPoMo and continue to share one recipe a day until November 30.
Now go enjoy some smoked tuna dip!
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- 1 5-ounce can albacore tuna, drained well
- 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- scant 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- scant 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- dash or two of pepper sauce (like Tabasco)
- paprika or smoked paprika for optional garnish
- Blend all ingredients together using a stand mixer or hand mixer.
- Taste, and adjust seasonings to your liking. Be careful adding more liquid smoke, a little goes a long way!
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, try adding a light sprinkling of paprika over the top for decoration. Serve with crackers or pita chips.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8 Sodium: 1163mg Carbohydrates: 1g