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Recipe

Salmon Mousse

by Berkeley Wellness  

Popular in the 1950s and 1960s, this traditional appetizer has been updated by the use of fresh salmon instead of canned, and yogurt and reduced-fat sour cream instead of mayonnaise and heavy cream. If you’d prefer, you can substitute one 14 ¾-ounce can of sockeye salmon for the fresh (and omit the ¼ teaspoon of salt from step 1). If you do, don’t bother to drain or remove the skin or bones (which contain calcium) before transferring to the food processor.

Timing alert: The mousse needs to chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¾ cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • ? cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup drained white horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Roast for about 10 minutes, or until the salmon just barely flakes when tested with a fork (it should still be moist in the center). Let cool to room temperature.

2. Meanwhile, in a small heatproof bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until softened, about 2 minutes. Set the bowl in a pan of simmering water and heat until the gelatin dissolves, about 3 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

3. Transfer the gelatin mixture to a food processor along with the salmon, the remaining ¾ teaspoon salt, the yogurt, sour cream, horseradish, onion, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.

4. Transfer the mousse mixture to a decorative bowl, cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours for the mousse to set.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 80 calories, 3g total fat (1g saturated), 0g dietary fiber, 3g carbohydrate, 10g protein, 240mg sodium.

A good source of: niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamin B12, vitamin B6.

Also see 8 Super-Healthy and Flavorful Salmon Recipes.