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Salmon Spread – Easy Recipe

spicy salmon spread

This spicy salmon spread is a must-try recipe for chilli fans!


These days, we all need to save and use what we have on hand. This leftover salmon spread is an excellent and tasty way of getting two meals out of one.

I had some leftover salmon from this delicious salmon with saffron sauce recipe I served yesterday.

I was tempted to throw it into some pasta but then decided I wanted something a bit less stodgy.

Make this salmon spread recipe your own…

You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like. The horseradish and chilli powder give it a nice kick.

Personally I would have preferred to have added more chillies but was making this for my wife and daughter. I wasn’t going to go there!

So I used one green chilli and also some horseradish and a pinch of chilli powder and received no complaints. In fact it was all gobbled up before I could take all the photos I wanted to.

What if I don’t have any leftover salmon?

No problem! Cook some up. It only takes minutes. You could pan fry the salmon or steam it.

You don’t even need to be careful while cooking. You’re going to be tearing it apart so it doesn’t need to look pretty when you’re finished cooking.

Working ahead…

All of this work can be done earlier in the day, leaving you with a simple dish you can just take right out of the fridge to serve.

That is if you could be bothered to do that. It only takes 5 minutes to whip up from scratch.

crusty bread

Get yourself some nice toasted crusty bread.

mixing salmon spread ingredients

Simply mix the ingredient together. Done!

Toast with salmon

Add a some chopped chillies if you like. I did.

delicious salmon spread

So easy! What a great way to use leftover salmon.

Yield: 4

Spicy Salmon Spread

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cooked salmon fillets
  • 200 g ( 7 oz. ) creamed cheese
  • Approximately 20 capers
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 green chilli - finely chopped plus more to garnish
  • 2 tsp. creamed horseradish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley to garnish
  • Toasted bread to serve


  1. Mix the salmon and creamed cheese in a small bowl. Don’t over mix so that the salmon still retains its natural flaky texture.
  2. Add the capers, lemon juice, chilli powder, finely chopped green chilli, horseradish and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spoon into an attractive glass or bowl and garnish with a sprig of parsley.
  4. That’s it, what could be more simple for a tasty light supper or appetizer?
  5. Serve with bread lightly fried in olive oil or toasted with butter.

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