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REVISED SALMON SPREAD IS USER-FRIENDLY

Dear Jeanne: I would appreciate any help you can give me with this recipe. It has good flavor but a bit too much in the calorie and cholesterol departments. Thank you.

- Chuck Januska, Seattle, Wash.

Dear Chuck: This is a very easy revision and makes a tasty spread for crackers and bread. It's also good served as a dip for chips and vegetables.

I used nonfat cream cheese and low-fat milk to lower the calories, cholesterol and fat, and specified chum salmon since it is the lowest in fat of the Alaskan salmon.

Because of the lower-fat ingredients, my revision has a higher sodium content than your original version.

- Each serving contains approximately: Original Recipe: 190 calories; 50 mg cholesterol; 17 gm fat; 208 mg sodium. Revised Recipe: 75 calories; 18 mg cholesterol; 2 gm fat; 344 mg sodium.

- Potatoes have a major role in a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, and my booklet, Potatoes Are Not Fattening, presents some of my best light recipes for them. Order it for $3 and a stamped (55 cents), self-addressed, No. 10 envelope from Potato, P.O. Box 5541, Riverton, NJ 08077-5541. Pasta is universally popular, and my pasta booklet, Pasta - Everyone's Favorite Food, contains more of my healthful, low-fat recipes for it. Order it for $3 and a stamped (55 cents), self-addressed, No. 10 envelope from Pasta, P.O. Box 5541, Riverton, NJ 08077-5541.

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Jeanne Jones is a consultant on menu planning, recipes and new-product development for major hotels and spas. She is also the author of 24 cookbooks, most recently "Cook It Light: Desserts" (Macmillan).

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RECIPES

SMOKY SALMON SPREAD

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese

3 tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed

2 (71/2-ounce) cans Alaska salmon, drained

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

3 to 4 drops natural hickory liquid smoke

Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, cream and dill weed in a food processor and beat until light and fluffy. Add the drained salmon and onion and beat until smooth. Season to taste with the liquid smoke. Chill for several hours before serving. Makes about 3 1/2 cups, fourteen 1/4-cup servings.

FRIENDLY (CHUM) SMOKY SALMON SPREAD

2 (8-ounce) packages nonfat cream cheese

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons low-fat milk

1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed, crushed

2 (71/2-ounce) cans Alaska chum salmon, drained

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

3 to 4 drops natural hickory liquid smoke, or to taste

Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, milk and dill weed in a food processor and beat until light and fluffy. Add the drained salmon and onion and beat until smooth. Season to taste with the liquid smoke. Chill for several hours before serving. Makes about 3 1/2 cups, 14 1/4-cup servings.