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Salmon Mousse Creme Fraiche Tartlets
made with bread slices 

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Little bite size tasty appetizers in baked shells, easy to make ahead of time. Why not add them to your next Dinner Party menu as a starter

Salmon Mousse Creme Fraiche Tartlet
recipe and photograph created by Peggy Bucholz
www.finedinings.com


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Prep Time: 20 min   Total Time: 20 min   Yield: 1/2 cup mousse Servings: 24 tartlets

Ingredients::

12 slices thin white bread, crusts removed
2 mini muffin tins

2-1/2 ounces smoked salmon
1 shallot, chopped finely
1 tablespoon celery, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh Lime Juice
1/2 teaspoon horseradish
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
fresh thyme for
garnish

Instruction:

make tartlets
Preheat oven to 370 degrees F.

Flatten bread slices with rolling pin; cut two 2-1/2" or 3-inch circles from each slice; press them neatly into muffin tins. Bake for 7 minutes or until lightly brown.

make salmon mousse
In a mini food processor combine salmon, shallot, celery, lime juice, horseradish, cream, salt and cayenne pepper until smooth. Refrigerate mixture until firm.

Spoon a scant 1 teaspoon mousse into each tartlet, top with creme fraiche (recipe below), garnish with fresh thyme and serve.

Creme Fraiche
(can be made 2 weeks ahead, covered and refrigerated)
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream

To speed up the process combine ingredients in a saucepan over low heat (85 to 90 degrees); pour into a partially covered container; store at 75 degrees for 6 to 8 hours or until thickened. Stir together to blend, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.


Wine recommendation: Pinot Noir; Chardonnay

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