This is one of our best recipes for appetizers. My favorite way to serve this is in the shape of a ball, like a cheese ball. Once the overnight refrigeration has been done, cover the salmon ball with freshly minced parsley. It makes a beautiful centerpiece and the parsley is a nice contrast for this creamy appetizer. Just follow the recipe below.
This one really is tops on our list of make ahead appetizers. You can make this in any shape your wish. I have made this in the form of a salmon loaf recipe, just use a square container instead of the rounded container. Add the parsley just as you would on the rounded version. This can also be used as a salmon dip. Leave it in your container and serve with crackers.
You just can’t have too many appetizer recipes and a salmon appetizer recipe can jazz up your party. Everyone gets tired of the same old cheese ball at every gathering. This adds a little imagination to the mix. Finally, a salmon recipe with a kick.
16 Ounces Salmon, Fully Cooked, Pieced and Chilled
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
4 Tbs Lemon Juice
4 Tsp Onion, Grated
2 Tsp Horseradish, Grated
1/8 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/8 Tsp Liquid Smoke
1 1/2 Cups Parsley, Fresh, Minced
1. Mix all ingredients, except the parsley, together in a mixing bowl.
2. Line a rounded storage bowl with plastic wrap and pour the mixture into the bowl. Press mixture firmly into the bowl and use a spatula to smooth the top to make a solid base.
3. Refrigerate overnight.
4. Just before serving, mince the parsley. Lift the salmon ball from the storage bowl and put it flat side down on your serving platter. Cover the ball with the parsley, pressing it all around the sides and the top to make it stick to the ball.
Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories From Fat: 102
Total Fat: 11.3g
My Points: 3.95
Cooking Tip: You can use canned salmon instead of fresh if you wish. Make sure you drain the salmon and remove the skin and bones.
Cooking Tip: Serve this with your favorite crackers.
Comments: Attractive enough to be used as a centerpiece.