Dishes Inspired by Wine
This spread is a great pairing for a Pinot Noir or any lighter bodied red wine. The Hahn Pinot Noir was a beautiful match for this appetizer. If you want to pair it with a white, lean towards those with a fuller body, like Viognier or Chardonnay – though big oaked Chards might swear at the smokiness of the salmon.
An alternate recipe (with capers – oh, my!) is available at For the Love of Yum.
Place half of salmon, sour cream, rind, juice, cardamom, and pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer salmon mixture to a bowl.
Coarsely chop remaining salmon, and fold into salmon mixture. Gently fold in 1/4 cup chives. Cover and chill. Garnish with additional chopped chives, if desired.
Adapted from Kirsten Dixon, The Winterlake Lodge Cookbook and The Riversong Lodge Cookbook,