Sometimes the most stunning dishes aren’t as tricky as they look. This delicious salmon mousse snowman is one of them, and is guaranteed to bring some Christmas cheer to your buffet table. One of the most important parts of this fun snowman is allowing enough time for the mousse to firm up. (No one wants a melting snowman!) It needs at least four hours, although if you like to prep ahead, leaving it overnight may be the easier option. The mousse is made with a mix of cheeses, finely chopped smoked salmon, and chives. Flavours that all work beautifully together, and also with olives. Black olives provide a beautiful contrast and look wonderful as the eyes and mouth, whilst you can opt for pimiento filled olives for the snowman’s buttons. The soft, piquillo pepper can be sliced into a scarf shape quite easily too. This delightful design makes a wonderful talking point at the table. It’s best served with crackers or crusty bread. You can use the additional olives and piquillo peppers as part of the spread too, as both flavours compliment the mousse beautifully. Having fun with food is always great, and there’s no better time to do it than Christmas. This dish doesn’t only look wonderful, it tastes amazing too. So many times it’s only desserts and sweet treats that get the attention of fun festive designs, but having savoury dishes that appeal to children (just as much as the grown ups) is always a winner.
Recipe by My Foodie Days