Chunky salmon spread

    3 hours 40 min

    Salmon, butter, Dijon mustard and fresh tarragon are just some of what make this French-style salmon spread so delicious. Pair it with slices of toasted baguette or crackers for an easy summer starter. This can be made up to 1 day ahead. Bring it back to room temperature before serving for best flavour.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1.25L water
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 (350g) fresh salmon fillet
    • 225g smoked salmon, chopped
    • 40g spring onions, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
    • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped tarragon, or to taste
    • 100g butter, softened
    • 120g mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:3hr12min chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr40min 

    1. Bring water to the boil in a large saucepan and add salt. Add salmon fillet; reduce to a simmer and cook until just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer salmon to a plate using a slotted spoon and let cool 10 minutes. Flake salmon into a large bowl, discarding skin; toss with chopped smoked salmon, spring onion, parsley and tarragon.
    2. Whisk together butter, mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and pepper in a bowl until smooth. Add mayonnaise mixture to salmon mixture and gently stir until well combined.
    3. Cover and chill for 3 hours.

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    It was a bit runny so I strained it in cheesecloth before serving. I also warmed it for a minute in the microwave to bring out all the flavours. Everyone loved it!  -  24 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Went with all smoked Salmon. Everyone's reactions got one person that does not like any fish to try it and he had a second crisp. That's a food compliment if their ever was one.  -  12 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious! I had some leftover grilled salmon and looked for a recipe or spread to use it up. This ended up as an excellent spread and even more flavorful the next day. Easy to make and I minimized the tarragon (used dry) and of course, didn't poach any extra salmon. Looking forward to sharing with my friends and neighbors.  -  12 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)