Creamy Smoked Salmon Mousse

This rich smoked salmon mousse is a brilliant make-ahead party appetizer
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Smoked salmon mousse is the simplest recipe to make, but tastes so luxurious thanks to the salty salmon, sour cream, and hint of citrus.

This recipe is courtesy of Martha Stewart.

8
Servings
85
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Teaspoon  unflavored gelatin
  • 4  Ounces  smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4  Cup  sour cream
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh dill, for garnish
  • Crackers or baguette slices, for serving

Directions

Place 3 tablespoons cold water in a small saucepan, and sprinkle with gelatin. Let soften for 5 minutes. Gently heat the gelatin, stirring constantly, until the gelatin has dissolved. Remove from the heat, and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine salmon, sour cream, and lemon juice. Purée until smooth. Season with salt. With the motor still running, add the slightly cooled gelatin mixture and blend until well combined.

Pour the mousse into 2 small bowls or ramekins. Cover the mousse with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until the mousse is slightly firmer.

Garnish with dill, and serve with bread or crackers.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
57µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
37mg
4%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
31mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
27mg
2%
Water
36g
1%

Smoked Salmon Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Smoked Salmon Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Smoked Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.