Salmon lovers and those who like non-traditional cheese balls will enjoy this nice appetizer. Finely chopped nuts or parsley may be substituted for cracker crumbs. Great for cocktail parties, showers, and family get-togethers. You can roll the finished ball in finely crushed pecans, slivered almonds, or finely minced parsley as you wish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 ball
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Thoroughly mix cream cheese, lemon juice, minced onion, horseradish, salt, and liquid smoke in a bowl. Fold salmon through the mixture to distribute evenly; shape into a ball.

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  • Refrigerate ball until firm, about 30 minutes.

  • Spread crackers onto a plate. Roll ball in crackers to coat. Keep chilled until serving.

Cook's Note:

Can be prepared up to 2 days prior to using and leftovers stored for up to 2 days. This is an easy recipe to double.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 4.7g; fat 8.7g; cholesterol 26.2mg; sodium 231.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
This is wonderful! The liquid smoke is the secret. I added a little sour cream also. I made it into a ball and rolled in nuts for texture. This cleaned up right away, will make a double batch next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2014
Very bland even added cayenne and extra capers. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2013
This is wonderful! The liquid smoke is the secret. I added a little sour cream also. I made it into a ball and rolled in nuts for texture. This cleaned up right away, will make a double batch next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2015
I followed the recipe to the letter. I found it to be delicious and a lot cheaper than buying smoked salmon dip in the fish market or the store. I also like the fact that if you want you can jazz this up with more herbs and spices if you choose to do so. This is a definite winner for an appetizer while watching my Pistons, Lions, Red Wings, and Tigers. Oh and we cannot forget about THEE Michigan Wolverines!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2016
This was very good. Next time I will add more horseradish and some garlic. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/26/2016
Easy, cheap and good. I have made this several times for parties and it is always loved by all. The ingredients are ones many already have in their home so it is cheap and quick to pull together. Must let it rest for a few hours for the ball to set. I roll it in cracker crumbs, paprika, and parsley...and at holiday time I roll it in dried cranberries. This is a keeper Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
I used canned salmon removing the bones and skin as well as low fat cream cheese. I added more liquid smoke because it like it smoky and spreadable. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2013
This was good but I do think 'something' is missing. May try this again and play around w/ it a bit when I have more time. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/19/2014
Very bland even added cayenne and extra capers. Read More
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