Friday, April 15, 2022

Smoked Clam Dip and the Weekly Menu including Easter #FishFridayFoodies

 This delicious, creamy dip is a wonderful addition to your appetizer selection.  

Smoked Clam Dip

The Fish Friday Foodies are sharing recipes using Fish from a Can today......
I invited the others to join me this month in opening up those cans of various fish and seafood that they had in the pantry.  My pantry always has canned tuna, of course, but you might also find canned crab, salmon, clams and anchovies in there.

Let's see what cans the others opened today.......
Smoked Clam Dip

This dip takes only a few ingredients and 5 minutes to throw together.  I always try to have shrimp in the freezer, canned fish in the cupboard and cream cheese in the refrigerator.  I am lucky enough to have friends and family that often stop by when they are in the area and I like to be able to offer them refreshments.

A block of cream cheese can be mixed with just about anything to make a wonderful snack in a flash.  This crab dip has been a favorite for a long time.  Don't like smoky flavors, you can make this creamy clam dip instead.  I personally love smoked fish and this smoked whitefish dip is another favorite as well as smoked salmon mousse.  

Don't like seafood?  No problem.  Grab a jar of jam instead and make this Peach Jalapeno Cheese Spread.

Any of these dips or spreads will be perfect to start off your Easter Feast.  Speaking of Easter, I am sharing my weekly menu that includes not only Easter but ideas for leftovers.

Easter Menu

Tomorrow night we are singing for the Easter Vigil.  Easter Sunday, Frank is singing at 11:30 Mass while I prepare our dinner.   My son in law, who went vegetarian for a couple of years has now decided to include fish/seafood in his diet so this smoked clam dip is perfect on the charcuterie platter that will be out for guests to enjoy before dinner.  

Smoked Clam Dip pin

And then suddenly....this hectic pace that I have been keeping for the past 6 weeks just comes to a halt!!
No more fish fry dinners to prepare, no more extra choir practices to get ready for Holy Week, no more running around to prepare and distribute food baskets so others can celebrate our Risen Lord.

Poof!!!  The Lord is Risen and peace returns to my world.  Alleluia, Alleluia!!!

Happy Easter to you and yours.  What's on your menu?

Soup Saturday
5 Can Vegetable Soup
Beer Cheese Muffins

Easter Sunday
See Large Menu

Mexican Monday
Torta de Jamon (using leftover ham)

Chicken Marsala Rollups (using leftover chicken marsala)

Leftover plate (ham slices, baked beans, sweet potatoes)

Aussie Burgers

Friday-Friends for Dinner
Lima Bean and Ham Soup (end of the leftovers)
Tossed Salad
Devil's Bundt Cake

Appetizers, Dips, Spreads, Seafood, Clams, Smoked, Cream Cheese, Quick, Easy
Yield: 12 servings
Author: A Day in the Life on the Farm
Smoked Clam Dip

Smoked Clam Dip

This delicious, creamy dip is a wonderful addition to your appetizer selection.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min


  • 1 (3 oz) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 scallion, minced
  • leaves from 1 sprig parsley, minced
  • 1 (3 oz) can smoked clams, drained, reserving liquid
  • Crackers and/or crostini for serving.


  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until desired texture is reached adding reserved liquid from clams, if needed.
  2. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

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  1. You are right about cream cheese! This sounds wonderful. I bet if you have regular canned clams, you could add a bit of liquid smoke too!

  2. Love this dip, must try this recipe Wendy!

  3. Love the weekly menu, the Easter menu and the dip looks fabulous !


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