I know, I know, this is a weird one, but work with me here and imagine this. You know how sometimes you have a bagel, and you spread it with vegetable cream cheese? Cream cheese that has been mixed up with chopped veggies like spinach, maybe a little tomato, maybe some chopped onion, maybe some herbs like chives and dill? And then you top it with a little bit of lox or smoked salmon? (Digression: can someone tell me if lox and smoked salmon are the same thing? I should know, but I don’t.)
Anyway, imagine that…still with me? Now, take that scrumptious bagel topping and (work with me here), imagine it as a warm and creamy soup. The cheese is all melted and smooth and creamy, the veggies are cooked and mixed throughout the cheese, the herbs are sprinkled throughout, and in the midst of all of this are pieces of salty, delicious smoked salmon. And if you still aren’t convinced (and the Southern husband wasn’t when I first mentioned I would be making this for dinner), see if this helps: this recipe is from the always fabulous SILVER PALATE GOOD TIMES COOKBOOK.
Now, the Silver Palate and I can’t BOTH be wrong, can we? We can’t. Just ask the Southern husband, who after having it for dinner is now hoarding the leftovers for his lunch tomorrow. That’s the true test if you ask me…leftover hoarding.
Give it a try and see what you think!
Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Soup, adapted from SILVER PALATE GOOD TIMES COOKBOOK