Bite sized appetizers are great for any party. These Smoked Salmon Mousse bites are easy to make, delicious, and look cute on a plate.

Bite Sized Appetizers: Smoked Salmon Mousse

I have a serious thing for little handheld appetizers. I mean, they're just so damn cute! I really can't help it but seeing a plate full pretty little tasty bites makes me so happy. I think I might have a problem.

These little guys are super flavourful with a tiny bite from the horseradish. Crispy filo cracker + creamy smoked salmon mousse + a playful pop of flying fish roe = the perfect appetizer.

Bite Sized Appetizers: Smoked Salmon Mousse

Bite Sized Appetizers: Smoked Salmon Mousse

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Smoked Salmon Mousse

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 1 cup of mousse 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: North American

Description

Bite-sized appetizers are great for any party. These Smoked Salmon Mousse bites are easy to make, delicious, and look cute on a plate.


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Ingredients

  • 3 sheets filo pastry and a few tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons horseradish, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, or more to taste
  • Optional garnishes: flying fish roe (my fav), dill, lemon zest, capers, finely minced red onion, tiny slice of lemon, freshly grated horseradish, anything else your mind can dream up 🙂

Instructions

  1. Carefully lay one sheet of filo pastry on your counter and brush lightly with melted butter. Lay a second sheet over the first and again brush with butter. Finally place the third sheet on top of the other two and press together gently. Using a cookie cutter, carefully cut out small round shapes. Place cut filo on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake according to package directions. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine smoked salmon, cottage cheese, cream cheese, lemon juice, dill, horseradish and salt and stir to evenly combine. Place in a pastry piping bag and set aside in your fridge.
  3. Just before serving, pipe a small amount of mousse onto each filo cracker and top with a garnish of your choice.

Notes

Mousse can be made 1 day ahead and stored in your fridge. It is actually better the next day as the flavours have time to develop.
You can also make the filo crackers 1 day ahead and store them in a sealed container. They are delicate so be careful with them!

Recipe inspired by A Food Centric Life