Make Your Own Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread Recipe

Prepare this tremendously famous Dave’s salmon spread recipe and make your everyday meals, including dinner, more enticing with this dish. Family gatherings, parties, and unexpected visitors are no difficulty anymore, as you can have one of the best-served dish formulas of Dave’s, the Famous Dave’s salmon recipe, easily at home, whenever you like. It truly gives a splendid feeling of enjoying seafood, which is second to nothing, if everything with the recipe goes right.

It is indeed hard to find anyone who doesn’t like BBQ. But the craving for BBQ diminishes immediately after realizing that gluten is death. So we tend to go for something gluten-free. Take Dave’s Salmon Spread Recipe, for example, cayenne pepper, utilized with tricks, makes this recipe flavorful and tasty than ever. It is a great use of leftover salmon and a treat for family members and a blessing for those who like to throw parties at times.

This recipe is a copycat of one of Famous Dave’s original ones. Almost everything goes swiftly with this salmon recipe. For instance, there can be a deadly combination of hot pepper sauce, carrot sticks, beans (simmered), cucumber rounds, jicama sticks, and pepper strips for vegetable lovers. On top of that, it works fine as a side dish with the KFC Green Beans Recipe as well. So make this recipe right now to enjoy to the fullest, and if you haven’t already tried the famous Dave’s smoked salmon dip recipe yet, give it a try too for a wonderful food mix.


  • 8 pounds cream cheese. It must be softened or mellowed at room temperature (conventionally taken as about 20 °C (68 °F).
  • one large filet of shredded salmon (2 cups)
  • Capers (2 tablespoons)

To taste better:

  • Kosher salt (1 ½ tablespoon), or
  • Pepper powder of cayenne (2 tablespoons), or
  • Black pepper (2 tablespoons). Better if you get this freshly ground. Or,
  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons). The extra virgin grade is highly preferable.


Remember, it’s very imperative you do everything accurately to make sure your Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread Recipe tastes perfect.  For instance, if you don’t coat the salmon filet properly using extra virgin oil, you won’t get the original texture. So do as the following guidelines:

  • Firstly, coat the salmon filet using 1 ½ tablespoon kosher salt, 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper, and 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil carefully. Make sure you dress the whole salmon using the mixture; no spot can be left untouched. 
  • After that, oil or grease your baking pan using the other 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive.
  • When the pam is fully greased, put the salmon filet in it.
  • Now place the pan inside your oven, and cook it for around 30-35 minutes at 350-degree F temperature (176.66-degree Celsius).
  • The previous step gives you a head start. So while the filet is in the oven, take a standard size bowl and put 8 pounds of cream cheese in it.
  • Now take a fork to mash the cream. Mash it until it gets enough soft like the moist soft dough so that you can spread it over the filet.
  • Then take the pan out of the oven. Keep the salmon filet in the cooling wire rack for at least 10 minutes.
  • Take a butter knife to spread the cream cheese over the filet.
  • Then drizzle 2 tablespoon capers on both sides of the salmon filet finely.
  • At last, depending upon your preference, add up cayenne pepper to the filet. Usually, adding 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper suffice for 2 cups shredded salmon.

Recipe Notes

Usually, we are used to serving this recipe with veggies, such as jicama sticks, celery, cucumber rounds, carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, etc.

However, there is also a tradition of taking salmon spread along with liquid smoke. You can consider this option as well. But, if you are planning to try this, make sure you are already used to liquid smoke. Otherwise, it may taste a bit weird to you. I also try another technique occasionally to bring a scoop texture. I mix up capers and cream cheese and then serve it with a scoop of my choice. If you want the salmon to taste spicy, consider adding extra cayenne pepper.

Nutrition information

Per serving (1 oz) offers a fascinating combination of essential nutrition for our body. It offers 71 Kcal (297 kJ) calories, of which 63 Kcal comes from fat alone. 142 mg sodium is the most it offers in a 1 pound serving.

Nutrition FactsValueDaily Value
Calories71 Kcal (297 kJ)
Total Fat7g12%
Saturated Fat5g20%
Total Carbs3g1%
Vitamin A1.2mg41%
Note: Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.

Very often we tend to find something gluten-free from the Famous Dave’s. This is where the Famous Dave’s Salmon Spread Recipe truly stands out. But it feels like almost all the famous Dave’s dishes and sauces are contaminated nowadays. Consequently, we find it a bit uncomfortable to go out there and enjoy our meals at peace. However, now we can make salmon spread recipe safely at home and enjoy it with our dearest ones anytime.

It a superbly rich dish in all the ways, and a must-try recipe for the foodies and all who love to explore their different food items and have amazing food mix for everyday meals. Try it out now! Don’t forget to share your experience with me.

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