“To Serve With Love” Smoked Salmon Mousse Pate

By Jackie DeKnock  ,   

September 20, 2015

A splash of vodka gives this healthy salmon spread a sophisticated flair….why not, pourquoi pas?

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8 ounces smoked salmon

1 1/2 cups cottage cheese

3 tablespoons vodka (3 for the recipe, 3 for you if you're so inclined)!

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Cucumber, sliced

Rice crackers

Fresh dill sprigs for garnish


Cut half of the salmon into large chunks. Finely dice the remaining salmon into about 1 cm (1/4 inch) pieces. Place cottage cheese in a fine-mesh sieve and press on it to remove excess moisture. Transfer the cottage cheese to a food processor. Add half the salmon chunks, vodka, lemon juice, mustard and horseradish. Process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the finely diced salmon. Refrigerate until chilled.

Place salmon pate on cucumber rounds or rice crackers & place sprigs of dill on top!

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