Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Salmon Mousse

It's been quite a while since I last posted.  I thought working throughout the week during the day would give me more time, but apparently my time is still limited.  But I'm a lot happier when I can walk out of work and still have plenty of daylight to enjoy! 

Anyway, don't worry, I've still been plenty busy in the kitchen!  We had a little get together for a game night not too long ago and served this really delicious salmon mousse as a snack and it was gone before we knew it!


1 lb. salmon fillet, skin removed

1 small shallot, minced
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups fish or seafood stock
1 cup water
1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
2 sticks of celery, roughly chopped
1 onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 bay leaf

3 tablespoons Madeira
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
salt and pepper, to taste

crackers or crostinis, for serving
fresh dill, for garnish

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter under medium high heat.  Add shallot, carrot, celery, and onion.  Cook until just translucent.

Add the fish stock, water, tomato, black peppercorns, and bay leaf. 

Bring pot to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Add salmon.  Poach until just starting to flake, about medium.

Remove the salmon from the liquid and let cool.

In a food processor or Vitamix, add salmon, madeira, nutmeg, and heavy whipping cream.  Blend until smooth or at desired texture for dip.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Serve with crackers or crostini and garnish with small bits of fresh dill.

This is definitely an easy winner in my book!  So simple and fast, you'll have a tasty dip in no time!  Definitely a good choice for those football watching parties, too!

Have a great rest of the week guys!