Smoked Mackerel & Caramelized Onion Dip

Smoked Mackerel Dip

If you’re looking to change up your standard chips and dip look no further than this recipe for J. Willy Krauch’s Smoked Mackerel and Caramelized Onion Dip. This party pleaser easily pairs with chips, veggies, and it’s even good by the spoonful!


1 tbsp olive or canola oil
2 red onions, halved and thinly sliced, the cut into quarters**
2 cups sour cream
3/4 cup J.Willy Krauch brand smoked mackerel, flaked*
1 tbsp finely chopped chives
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
sea salt & ground black pepper to taste
3 finely chopped chives, garnish
good quality kettle chips


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, combine the oil and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally until the onions are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let onions cool to room temperature.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, flaked smoked mackerel, chives, parsley, and smoked paprika. Roughly chop the cooled onions, then combine with sour cream mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least two hours before serving.
  3. Place in your favourite serving bowl. Garnish with chopped chives and kettle chips.

Recipe provided by: J. Willy Krauch & Sons

Source Guide: 

*J.Willy Krauch brand smoked mackerel can be purchased from their online store or Clearwater Seafood.
**Pick up farm-fresh seasonal produce from Noggins Corner Farm MarketStirling Fruit FarmsMasstown Market or one of the many other Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia.

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