Appetizers/ Fish & Seafood

Salmon Mousse – Gorgeous Appetizer for Holiday

The best thing about this appetizer that you may prepare it one or two days before the Holiday.

Salmon Mousse

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Serves: Yield : 12 portions


  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • ½ cup broth from poached salmon
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated onion
  • dash of Tabasco
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 pound finely flaked poached fresh salmon
  • 1cup heavy cream
  • Toast, tomatoes, boiled egg, dill, salmon fish row, a slice of lemon for serving



To cook poached salmon you need to put 1/2 cup of wine, 1/2 cup of water, dill, parsley and a few thin slices of yellow onion in a saute pan, and bring to a simmer on medium heat.


Place salmon fillets, skin-side down on the pan. Cover.


Cook 5-7 minutes or to desired done-ness. Do not overcook.


Soften the gelatin in the cold water in a large mixing bowl.


Stir in the boiling broth from poached salmon and whisk the mixture slowly until the gelatin dissolves.


Cool to room temperature.


Whisk in the mayonnaise, lemon juice, grated onion, Tabasco, paprika, salt, and dill.


Stir to blend completely and refrigerate until the mixture begins to thicken slightly about 20 minutes.


Fold in the finely flaked salmon. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until it is thickened to soft peaks and fluffy.


Fold gently into the salmon mixture.


Transfer the mixture to a 6 to 8 prepared ramekins, or decorative mold.


Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.


Garnish with toast, tomatoes, boil an egg, dill, salmon fish row.

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  • Reply
    November 22, 2011 at 4:59 am

    This looks great.And taste is amazing I am sure with ingredients u used.It will sure please any table:)

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    November 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    This really is a gorgeous appetizer for the holidays. I'm saving this one for Christmas!

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    November 23, 2011 at 5:09 am

    You're right – it is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, my dear friends, to you and your families!

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    Purabi Naha
    November 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    This mousse is quite interesting! Salmon mousse is really something I would love to try. Following you now. Please feel free to follow me back if you like my blog!

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