Smoked Fish Dip

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Craving smoked fish dip? Restaurants aren’t the only place serving up your favorite appetizer. Make the dip yourself – it’s easier than you might think! Simply smoke fish and combine it with organic mayo, jalapeno, lemon, cilantro and a few other ingredients in a food processor. That’s all it takes to whip up this restaurant-quality dish in your own kitchen! If you don’t have a smoker or if you’re in a time crunch, buy pre-smoked fish and skip right to the processor step.

Smoked Fish Dip in Brown Bowl |

Smoked Fish Dip in Brown Bowl |
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Smoked Fish Dip

Servings 12
Calories 200 kcal
Author Pamela Higgins


To brine fish

  • 1 lb. white fish filet like kingfish
  • ½ cup salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Water

To make dip

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno diced (seeds and membrane removed)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. First, smoke fish. In glass bowl, brine fish at least 6 hours or overnight with water, salt and sugar. Fish should be floating in bowl; if not, add more salt. Remove fish and pat dry.
  2. In smoker, smoke fish between 175-200 degrees for 2 hours until flakey. Allow to cool, then crumble with hands, removing any bones from filet.
  3. Prepare dip. In food processor, combine all dip ingredients plus 3 cups of crumbled, smoked fish. Pulse until combined and desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve chilled dip with crackers or gluten-free bread and hot sauce on the side. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Fish Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 4950mg206%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 111IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at