Salmon Mousse
Appetizers,  Easy,  Gluten Free,  Recipes

Salmon Mousse

We just got home from a wonderful week in Ocean City, MD. It was my first time there, and let me tell you… the seafood was out of this world! As much as I loved being at the beach and eating at new restaurants every day, I was definitely anxious to get back in my kitchen for some home-cooked food.

Salmon Mousse

My mother-in-law’s birthday is July 19th, and my father-in-law’s is July 21st, so I figured today would be a good day to have them over for dinner. But since we just got back into town last night, I knew that I had a lot to do around the house, and I had to re-stock the refrigerator, so I wanted to make things that wouldn’t take a lot of time. And let’s not forget that it is miserably hot outside, and our window unit air conditioners don’t reach the kitchen, so I wanted to keep any time in the oven/stove to an absolute minimum. I decided to hit up my Pinterest boards to explore some options. When I saw this appetizer, I knew it would be a winner. Nice and simple – just mix a few things together and let them chill in the fridge until party time. This came together in a snap, and was really tasty! The flavor of the smoked salmon really shines here, and it’s nice and creamy from the cream cheese (I subbed some low-fat Neufchatel cheese, which worked beautifully). This would be great with some capers in it, too. It definitely looked like I spent a lot more time on it than I did, and I’d totally make it for another party sometime.

Salmon Mousse

Salmon Mousse
Annie’s Eats

Yield: about 2 cups

8 oz. smoked salmon, flaked with a fork
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. dried dill weed
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 clove garlic, finely minced

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse repeatedly until all the ingredients are blended and smooth. Transfer to a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and chill at least one hour. (Alternatively, pipe the mixture onto crackers and garnish with fresh herbs.)

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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