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!
My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!
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.)