Saturday, October 23, 2010

Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese Mousse

It's nice to have several "go to" recipes for quick appetizers for when you have impromptu parties. They could be casual or elegant depending on how you serve them. A while ago, a friend invited me to a Christmas party, and I particularly liked one of the appetizers: smoked salmon with goat cheese mousse. She served the mousse in glasses and topped them with chopped smoked salmon. What a great idea! In my version, however, I used cream cheese instead of goat cheese and served it in shot glasses. If you are going for something more casual, mix the smoked salmon into the mousse and serve as a dip.

Smoked Salmon
with Cream Cheese Mousse
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3 ounces cream cheese    
2 Tbspheavy cream
1/2~1 tspchopped fresh dill or chive

2~3 slicessmoked salmon, chopped 

  1. Take out the cream cheese from the refrigerator and keep it at room
    temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, whip the heavy cream until it holds peaks. In another bowl whip the cream cheese.
  3. Fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese. Add the dill and
    season with salt.
  4. Fill a Ziploc or snack bag with the cream cheese mixture and cut off a corner of the bag. Squeeze the cheese mixture into the shot glasses and top it with the smoked salmon.
serves 4~6