Home sweet home again!
After our wonderful trip to Cusco and lake Titicaca we are back in Lima. It was quite an adjustment as Lima is an interesting,lively city, but cramped with cars and quite hectic.
So we decided for a soft landing, staying home in the evening and enjoy a review of our trip.
After several days of eating out all the time we were craving for some homemade goodies.
We settled with a glass of wine, checked the fridge on what we had at hand and tried to inspire our creativity.
The result were two surprisingly delicious and creamy spreads.
Additionally it was great fun to prepare them together with my husband who usually enjoys eating much more than cooking :)
Smoked Salmon and Sour Cream spread
1 P. of soft cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cup of smoked salmon, finely chopped
1/2 spoonful of fresh pressed lime juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup of finely chopped scallion ( the green part only)
Mix the cream cheese,sour cream, lime juice and salt and pepper with a mixer until soft and creamy.
Add smoked salmon and chopped scallions ,stir in gently.
Refrigerate for several hours in an airtight recipient to blend flavors.
Before serving top with chopped scallions and a thin slice of lime.
Serve with toast or crackers.
Black Olive and Tuna Spread
1 can of tuna in water
1/2 cup of black olives,cored and chopped (Keep 1entire for decoration)
1/2 cup of mayo
1 teaspoon of chopped scallions for decoration
Put all ingredients except for the scallions in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
(It's easier to use a food processor than a blender because the mixture is heavy and would stick in a blender)
Fill the mixture in a glass recipient and decorate with chopped scallions and olives.
See you next week