Salmon Mousse

Salmon mousse may sound gross to some, but chances are if you enjoy smoked salmon, you will love this.   This recipe was passed on to me by my wonderful mother-in-law, and I have enjoyed this recipe for many years.  Typically we serve it in a bowl as a dip or spread for crackers.  An easy way to fancy it up is to pipe it onto crackers and garnish with fresh herbs, as I did for my girls’ night/guys’ night party.  And though I haven’t yet tried it myself, I’m sure this would be fantastic spread on a bagel.  If I were going to go that route, I might whip it on high speed in my mixer for a while, just to make it a light and airy schmear.  Which ever way you choose to enjoy, do give it a try.  It’s delish!

Salmon Mousse
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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.)

Source: passed on to me by Robin C.

18 Responses

  1. I have been watching for this recipe ever since you showed it after the party. Saving it for my next party.

  2. Looks so yummy. Definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Nice photo…

  3. Perfect for any party!

  4. Fantastic, Annie! I just happen to have an abundance of salmon on hand. 🙂 Yep – it was on sale and I stocked up!! My family is Danish and we love open-faced sandwiches, so I think this will adapt nicely. 🙂

  5. I too have been eagerly awaiting this recipe. It seems SO easy! I have a question. I am unfamiliar with smoked salmon as I do not personally eat it. Is it available in a can in the same section as canned tuna? Just wondering where I would find it… Thanks Annie!

    • Lindsey,
      Different stores keep it different places. It tends to be in a refrigerated section, but I always just ask someone.

  6. I love your chive garnishes – so cute!

  7. Such a pretty recipe!

  8. What a beautiful display and perfect party food!

  9. I make something very similar for parties, but I pipe it into pate choux puffs. When I make pate choux I use half the puffs for cream puffs or profiteroles, but the other half for savoury puffs with this very mousse, it’s delish! 🙂

  10. This sounds delicious-and the presentation is just stunning! I love smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers on toast so I know I am just going to love this recipe!

  11. They are also my favourites 🙂 They are very popular here in Finland, I often serve them on a slice of cucumber instead of cracker – really refreshing 🙂

  12. This looks SO good! This will be a perfect addition to our Passover Seder 🙂

  13. Plan on trying it this weekend

  14. I made these for a bridal shower I hosted this weekend and it was AMAZING! They were so easy to make, I made the mousse the night before which made preparing the crackers the morning of so quick! And they were a huge hit – not a single one left! (and i tripled the recipe!) Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. Found the Mousse (sorry), but still looking for the Sex on the Beach pitcher recipe.

  16. About how many crackers did this make? Thanks!

    • Cassie,
      I don’t normally serve it this way so I have no idea. I just made enough to fill up a platter. Normally I serve it as a cracker spread with a knife and let guests serve themselves. And, it would totally depend on the size of crackers, how much mousse you use, etc.

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