Cucumber Canoes of Salmon Mousse

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
20 min

Yield:
approximately 8 appetizers
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound Norwegian smoked salmon
  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh or drained canned pineapple
Directions

In food processor, chop up salmon into a paste. Add cream cheese, salt and pepper, and creme fraiche to make a mixture loose enough to pipe out into cucumber boats. Peel cucumbers and halve lengthwise. Slice cucumbers into 2-inch lengths. Use melon baller to scoop out the cucumber to make into small canoe-shapes. Spoon salmon mixture into pastry bag fitted with a with star tip, and pipe mixture into each cucumber "canoe." Top with a small amount of pineapple.


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