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Smoked salmon with a kipper mousse on a cucumber base

December 7, 2007 | By More


  • 450g/1lb kippers
  • 450g/1lb smoked salmon, sliced
  • 600ml/1 pint cream
  • 40g/1½oz chives, chopped
  • ¼ cucumber, thinly sliced strips using a peeler
  • ¼ tomato, skinned, de-seeded and cut into strips


  1. Boil the kippers in salt water.
  2. Cover a greaseproof tray in foil and line four mousse rings with smoked salmon, with some of the slices protruding over the edge.
  3. When the kippers are boiled, refresh in cold running water for 3-5 minutes. Then fillet, skin and place them in a blender.
  4. Switch the blender on and gradually add the cream.
  5. Add the chives.
  6. Fill the mousse rings with the blender mixture and shake the tray to ensure there are no air pockets underneath.
  7. Fold over the ends of the smoked salmon slices and turn the mousses over. Cover in cling film and place in the refrigerator.
  8. Place approximately six slices of the cucumber flesh in the centre of each plate.
  9. Remove the mousse from the refrigerator and ease from the mousse rings, turning upside down, on top of the cucumber bed.
  10. Criss-cross more strips of cucumber skin and the tomato strips on top of the mousse and serve

Category: Food

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