From The Galley: Smoked Fish Dip

Need an easy, flavorful and light appetizer to serve this Summer? Try this yummy smoked fish dip with spicy pickles and torn crostini.

Coastal recipes smoked fish dip


1 Anaheim chile
3/4 pound smoked cod or white fish, skinned and boned
1/4 cup aioli or store-bought mayonnaise
grated zest and juice of 1 large lime (about 1 tablespoon juice), plus more juice as needed
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
1 - 2 serrano chiles (depending on how spicy you want it), halved, seeded and minced
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
10 drops Mexican hot sauce 
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
5 - 6 pickled jalapenos, thinly sliced lengthwise, seeds discarded, plus 2 tablespoons or more of the juice
30 torn garlic croutons


Roast the Anaheim chile directly over the flame of a stovetop burner or under a broiler, charring the skin on all sides.
Wrap the chile tightly in plastic wrap and allow it to steam for at least 15 minutes.
Rub off the skin, discard the stem and seeds and finely chop the chile.
Flake the fish into a bowl, and remove any small bones that remain.
Add the aioli and lime zest and juice, and use a whisk or wooden spoon to break up the fish more and combine the ingredients.
Add the cilantro, oregano, serrano chiles, garlic, cumin, hot sauce, 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and the pickled jalapeno juice and mix again.
Add more salt, pepper and pickled jalapeno juice to taste.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
To serve, spoon a heaping tablespoon of the fish dip on each crouton and garnish with 1 to 2 jalapeno slices. You can also serve the fish dip in a bowl with the croutons on the side for people to serve themselves. In that case, have a bowl of the pickled jalapenos for people to use as they like.

An easy coastal recipe your friends and family will love. Cook up some smoked fish dip in your coastal kitchen this summer with this simple recipe from the galley at Our Boat House.


Smoked Fish Dip


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