Alaskan Seafood Recipes: Salmon Mousse Martini Appetizers
With the holiday entertaining season fast approaching, we wanted to share some of our Alaskan seafood recipes. One that you may find ideal for small gatherings is our salmon mousse martini appetizer. No, it’s not a cocktail. It’s actually an Alaskan salmon mousse that is artfully served in martini glasses. Because the martini glasses are obviously portable, they make our Alaskan seafood appetizer perfect for situations when your guests will be mingling with one another on foot.
To make four servings of our salmon mousse martini appetizers, you’ll need 16 ounces of fresh salmon. You may opt to use any variety of salmon that we have available at Tanner’s Fresh Fish Processing (i.e. smoked, sockeye etc.). You’ll also need to round up the following additional items:
2 Red peppers (roasted, peeled and seeded)
½ cup White onion (minced)
1 tbsp. Unflavored gelatin
1 tbsp. Lemon juice, fresh
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. Spanish paprika
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Heavy cream
1/3 cup Sour cream
¼ tsp. Sea salt
Begin by mixing the unflavored gelatin with ¼ cup of cold tap water. Then add 1/3 cup of boiling water to the mix and stir until the gelatin dissolves completely. Once that happens, place the bowl into the refrigerator and poach the Alaskan salmon of your choice.
Proceed by placing the onion, mayonnaise, peppers, sour cream, seasonings and lemon juice into a food processor. Puree the mixture until it is smooth. When the onion mixture reaches the desired consistency, add it to the gelatin bowl. Then place it into the refrigerator until it thickens up. In most instances, it should thicken in 20 minutes or less.
Next, take out a chilled mixing bowl and whip the heavy cream. From there, fold the poached Alaskan salmon, heavy cream and onion mixtures together. Afterward, scoop it into the martini glasses and put them back into the refrigerator.
Once you are ready to serve the Alaskan salmon mousse martinis, garnish them with thinly sliced cucumbers and fresh dill. Then serve them alongside of an assortment of artesian breads, crackers, Melba toast and rice cakes.
Want more Alaskan seafood recipes suitable for entertaining holiday guests? Be sure to contact us by phone or visit our blog often. Our phone number is (907) 567-3222.