12th Man Layer Dip
cucumbers, dill, sour cream, avocados, lemon juice, coffee grinds, crème fraiche, oysters, salmon, crab meat, salmon roe, canned hearts of palm, cream cheese, bagel chips
We created a special 12-layer dip for the 12th Man. It’s a lot of ingredients, but it is, after all, 12 layers. Nonetheless, with their powers combined, those layers make one heck of a tasty dip.
Seafood-rich, it’s got all the flavors of the Emerald City. Even if football isn’t your sport of choice, give this dip a chance. It may just turn you into one of the supporters this dish is named for!
2 cucumbers, finely chopped into small chunks
1 ½ tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
2 ripe avocados
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon coffee grinds
1 cup crème fraiche
3 (3 ¾-ounce) cans smoked oysters, puréed in a food processor into a pâté consistency
6 ounces smoked salmon, roughly chopped
1 (14 ¾-ounce) can wild pink salmon
12 ounces Dungeness crab meat
130 grams salmon roe
1 ½ (14-ounce) cans hearts of palm, diced
8 ounces cream cheese
Approximately 18–20 bagel chips, crumbled
This is essentially a 12-layer dip. To make, first create all your layer components:
Combine the crème fraiche with the coffee grinds.
Combine the sour cream with the fresh dill.
Mash the avocados with the lemon juice.
Next, assemble the dip. Layer the ingredients as follows (starting from the bottom and working your way up):
Cream cheese (Bottom)
Dill Sour Cream
Hearts of Palm
Coffee Crème Fraiche
Bagel Chips (Top)
This dip can be prepared ahead of time and kept refrigerated. If preparing ahead, wait until you’re about to serve to add the bagel chips, or they’ll get soggy.