Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – NZ Salmon Cream Cheese & Horseradish Dip

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New Zealand Salmon Cream Cheese & Horseradish Dip with Tortilla Crisps

For those that follow us, you will know how much we love New Zealand Salmon. We are very fortunate in this country to have access to some of the finest Salmon in the world. This dish is a bit of fun, a great one to serve to your dinner guests or if you have kids, one that is a great way to get them to try new foods. Get creative with your tortilla crisps, serving glasses and garnish and most of all have fun in the kitchen!

NZ Salmon and horse radish


  • 150 gms (5.3oz) New Zealand King Salmon Fillet (skin removed) – steamed lightly till cooked then chilled
  • 100 gms (3.5oz) Cream Cheese
  • 100 gms (3.5oz) Sour Cream
  • ½ stem Spring Onion/Scallion – finely diced
  • ½ Lemon – juice & fine zest
  • 3 stems Fresh Coriander – finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Horseradish Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 Tortilla Wraps
  • 30 mls Olive Oil
  • Flakey Sea Salt


In a mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese & sour cream until smooth.

Add onion, lemon juice & zest, coriander & horseradish sauce, mix thoroughly.

Flake the cooked salmon & gently fold through the cream cheese mixture, careful not to break up the salmon too much. Allow to chill slightly.

Preheat an oven to 180°C (350°F).

Brush the tortilla wraps on both sides with the olive oil, lightly season with sea salt & cut into bite size shapes.

Place the tortilla shapes on a baking tray & bake until golden. Allow to cool.

Place the cream cheese & horseradish dip into a suitable dipping bowl or glass. Do the same with the tortilla crisps. Serve

Chefs Notes:
Great dish to share at a social gathering, a rich full flavour dish with a zesty warmth from the horseradish & lemon. Variation – use smoked salmon for a different taste.

Makes enough for 4 people.

Wine Pairing – Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Our SVPN 2012 was recently awarded the Top 100 Blue/Gold award at the Sydney International Wine Competition – a food orientated competition that pairs fine wine to fine food. This salmon recipe creates a dish that is very rich, but the velvety texture of the 2012 pinot see this wine work perfectly.

Salmon matched with Bald Hills Central Otago Pinot noir