This is a great little appetizer to start things off!

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Ingredients

25
Original recipe yields 25 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse and dry the tomatoes, and cut a thin slice off the top and bottom of each tomato with a serrated knife. Scoop out the pulp and seeds, and place the tomatoes on a platter lined with paper towels to drain. Refrigerate until needed.

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  • Combine the softened cream cheese, smoked salmon, cream, lemon juice, and black pepper, and beat with a hand mixer until filling is soft and well-blended. Scoop the mixture into the barrel of a cookie press or into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. Squeeze a small amount of the salmon filling into each cherry tomato.

Nutrition Facts

46.3 calories; 1.4 g protein; 1.9 g carbohydrates; 12.4 mg cholesterol; 47.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2009
This sounds wonderful. I'll be taking this to a potluck in a couple of days..... I'll post back later how it all came together and how the PUPU (Hawaiian for appetizer) whet over! I'll rate this at 5 stars to start with just because it sounds so yummy! Well I fixed this for a potluck last night. I found it difficult to clean the pulp out of the cherry tomatoes and very time consuming. I tried to mince the salmon into as small a chunks as possible but it still wasn't fine enough to go through the biggest tip of my pastry bag. I ended up using a plastic bag with a corner cut off. I did use a about 4oz. of salmon as that was what was in the jar and used about 1/4tsp of black pepper. The taste was mild and I think next time I would spice them up a bit with finely chopped olives jalapeno and a 1/2tsp of salt. This would be great as a vegetable dip if you didn't want to mess with all those little tomatoes! I'm lowering it to 4 stars because of the prep time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2010
I gave this 3 stars for the idea, but read the reviews and could tell the mousse would be a little shy on flavor. So I took the tomato idea and ran with it. I have posted what I did as Smoked Salmon mousse tomato tartlet's. Brought them to a party and they were a big hit. Read More
(7)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2009
This sounds wonderful. I'll be taking this to a potluck in a couple of days..... I'll post back later how it all came together and how the PUPU (Hawaiian for appetizer) whet over! I'll rate this at 5 stars to start with just because it sounds so yummy! Well I fixed this for a potluck last night. I found it difficult to clean the pulp out of the cherry tomatoes and very time consuming. I tried to mince the salmon into as small a chunks as possible but it still wasn't fine enough to go through the biggest tip of my pastry bag. I ended up using a plastic bag with a corner cut off. I did use a about 4oz. of salmon as that was what was in the jar and used about 1/4tsp of black pepper. The taste was mild and I think next time I would spice them up a bit with finely chopped olives jalapeno and a 1/2tsp of salt. This would be great as a vegetable dip if you didn't want to mess with all those little tomatoes! I'm lowering it to 4 stars because of the prep time. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2010
I gave this 3 stars for the idea, but read the reviews and could tell the mousse would be a little shy on flavor. So I took the tomato idea and ran with it. I have posted what I did as Smoked Salmon mousse tomato tartlet's. Brought them to a party and they were a big hit. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
These were fantastic the filling is delicous. yes the gutting of the tomatoes is messy and time consuming but it is well worth it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2014
creamy soft did the mousse overnight and added just a bit of onion for more flavoring. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2012
I thought they were wonderful. However I made them for a party and nobody touched them. Maybe if you take them to a baby or bridal shower as opposed to a cook out they would be more well received.:( Lesson learned....know your audience! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2020
this was awesome. loved by everyone. I garnished with chives and caperes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/02/2018
tastes great with an extra helping of pepper. but beware your salmon topping will not be orange (like the photoshopped picture) it will be off-white. Read More