Avocado and Smoked Salmon Mousse

READY IN: 41mins




  • Line a 4-cup round mold with plastic wrap.
  • Lay about 1/3 of the salmon over the plastic wrap, overlapping each slice slightly and hanging the ends over the edge, to cover the mold.
  • Chop the remaining salmon into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and sour cream until creamy and well combined.
  • Add the hot pepper sauce and salt and stir well. In a small saucepan, heat the lemon juice over very low heat.
  • Pour into a 1/2-cup ramekin and sprinkle with the gelatin, stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and stir into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Fold in the chopped smoked salmon and scallions.
  • Spoon 1/3 of the mousse into the mold, top with a layer of avocado slices, then gently spread with 1/2 the salmon roe.
  • Spread 1/3 of the mousse on top of the roe, and top with the remaining avocado slices and roe.
  • Spread the remaining mousse over the top and fold the overhanging salmon strips over to completely enclose the mousse.
  • Cover with the plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 3 hours.
  • To unmold, place the mold in a bowl of warm water for 10 seconds.
  • Unwrap the plastic from the bottom of the mold and invert the mold onto a serving plate.
  • Gently shake to release the mold and unwrap completely.
  • Serve with toasted croutons or crackers or seasoned party pitas, for dipping.