Fish Mousse Starter Recipe

This delightful fish mousse recipe is simple to make and guaranteed to start your dinner off in style. If you want to learn how to make fish mousse, this is a great recipe to use because the mousse tastes fresh and flavourful, without being too strong. Serve it with crackers or bread.

Fish mousse goes nicely before any main course. This fish mousse is made with smoked salmon but you can use any kind of fish - perhaps tuna, trout or something else. This is a very basic recipe and it combines fish, cream, gelatin to make it set, a bit of dill and some lemon, so you can be creative

Serve this delicious fish mousse recipe with some cream poured over it and a few sprigs of parsley. Another nice serving idea is to put the fish mousse into a piping bag and pipe it on to crackers or melba toasts. Fish mousse is versatile and you can serve it however you fancy.

Easy Fish Mousse

Ingredients -

300ml (1.25 cups) whipping cream (35% fat) plus extra to serve
1 teaspoon gelatin powder
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
75g (3 oz) finely chopped smoked salmon, plus extra for garnish
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
Bunch fresh parsley


Mix 3.5 tablespoons of the whipping cream with the gelatin powder and lemon zest and let it stand for about 5 minutes.

Heat the mixture in a pan over a low to moderate heat until the gelatin dissolves then leave it to stand until cool.

Stir the dill and salmon into this mixture and whip the rest of the cream until it forms firm peaks. Fold 1/4 of it into the salmon, then add the rest.

Cover and chill the salmon mousse until it is thick. It is best made the day before you serve it.

Serve each portion with cream poured over it, a piece of smoked salmon on top and some fresh parsley.

(Serves 4)

Fish Mousse

Photo Description:

This delicious fish mousse makes a stunning looking starter recipe, you will certainly agree. Fish mousse can be made with all kinds of fish and you can choose from mackerel, trout, salmon, haddock, monkfish and more. It is nice to use subtle flavoured fish when making fish mousse recipes. The overall flavour should be a combination of the cream, lemon, dill and a mild fish taste, without anything being too overpowering. This fish mousse recipe is nice to serve before any meat, fish or poultry main course. You can also pipe the mousse on to crackers to serve at buffets.