Pretty smoked salmon verrines are an easy recipe to make, but look so impressive! Ideal for a light first course for a dinner party.
A dash of care with presentation lifts a simple dish from something straightforward and easy to something a bit special, and these smoked salmon verrines are a perfect example. Even the name can impress: verrine rolls around the tongue impressively (even more so in a French accent), and sounds most professional even though the dish is just ingredients layered in a glass. In the Fuss Free kitchen it is all about obtaining a good effort to glory ratio.
My smoked salmon verrines are perfect for a first course, even an amuse-bouche, or as a part of a brunch, maybe served with some scrambled egg? You don’t need to spend much on the smoked salmon; cheaper offcuts are perfect for this dish, and are sold in most supermarkets.
Primula with prawns my favourite flavour and brings back childhood memories of a Primula sandwich on the beach – way back in the day when the Primula used to come in a metal tube which you really had to squeeze to get the last drops out.
If you don’t like seafood Primula have a range of 6 flavours to choose from, this would also be delicious made with the original or chive flavours.
Recipe: Smoked Salmon Verrines
- 3 dsp crème fraiche
- 3 dsp Prawn Primula
- 100 g smoked salmon trimmings ( finely chopped)
- 1 tsp chives
- Lemon zest
- Salt & pepper
- Layer a quarter of the smoked salmon at the bottom of a shot glass.
- Mix Prawn Primula, crème fraiche, half the smoked salmon, chives, lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
- Spoon the mixture into a layer on top of the smoked salmon, and top with the remaining salmon.
For a fantastic Primula based family feast pair these with gluten free turkey, ham and cheese stuffed twice baked potatoes with a cheesy gooey Primula filling. L
Need some other party ideas?Try my Prawn Cocktail or my Smoked Mackerel Pate
This smoked salmon verrine recipe is sponsored by Primula. All opinions are our own.
Your styling looks wonderful, Helly!
Thanks Kavey, it really was a 3 minute job!
Kerry @ Kerry Cooks
These look so gorgeous Helen! So fancy and yet easy too!
Thanks Kerry. Pretty food does impress doesn’t it?
Sarah, Maison Cupcake
Lovely photo and such a simple but effective idea. Fab starter!
Thank you Sarah, so easy to make.
These sound great! Fabulous photo too!
A tasty yet simple little dish.
I definitely eat with my eyes, messy as that can be, this looks delish.
Good presentation is all part of food enjoyment.
These look stunning.
Thank you Jane, so so easy to make too.
Love salmon so will try this for when we invite one of our sons & DIL over for a return meal. We all love lots of fish.
I’m sure you can impress your dinner guests with these.
These look amazing and sound like they’re so easy to make as well! Fab idea for a starter! x
So easy and quick to make up.
This looks and sounds great, I have never actually tried Salmon though…. I really should do though. That primula with prawns is right up my street though. Thank you for sharing.
Salmon is a delicious fish, not too strong in flavour.
These look stunning. OMG i would love to try them as they combine a great mix of ingredients. I love smoked salmon.
Smoked salmon is so good, love it with scrambled egg.
Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels
I love the look of this – perfect to impress at a Christmas gathering! Kaz
They are great for an impressive little starter.
These look interesting. Never tried anything like this before
Really rather tasty, and so simple.
Nichola - Globalmouse
Yum, they look so good….and those baked potatoes look perfect for winter too.
Quick and easy to make.
This appetizer looks simple to make and you have presented it beautifully. I think my mother-in-law would enjoy this, so will get some in when she visits next
Very easy to make, and easy to present well. Ideal.
Wow these shots are amazing you’re so good at food styling. I have always loved salmon and most seafoods
Some simple little tweeks can make all the difference with presentation.
Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
I woke up craving smoked salmon, so this is calling my name! Must be the holidays that makes me think of it. It’s so festive. Love your presentation on these.
I love smoked salmon with scrambled eggs for a good breakfast.
What a great appetizer for a holiday party. I have those glasses so I need to look for the product.
They are ideal for the festive season.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
These look fab and would make the perfect first course or amuse bouche as you say- I can imagine guests being very impressed at being served these, they look delicious!
I’m a big fan of the Primula seafood flavour too, in fact I’m quite fond of all the flavours! Will definitely have to give this a try.
The Primula Seafood is a classic and so versatile.
Tracy | Baking Mischief
The presentation of these is lovely! I’ve never had salmon verrines before, but they look delicious.
So easy to make and the presentation was simple, yet effective.
That’s so interesting. I’ve never seen cheese in a squeeze bottle.
These cheeses used to come in a metal tube that had to be severely squeezed, the plastic is much easier to use.
I adore salmon but the Husband hates it. With this recipe I could make just enough for Caitlin and I without feeling guilty. These look really sophisticated.
thank you. So easy and delicious too!