Get ready to impress your guests with a delightfully festive and simple verrine recipe that combines the luxurious flavors of smoked salmon, creamy avocado, and rich cream cheese.
These easy-to-make verrines are perfect for the festive season as they offer a beautiful presentation and can be prepared ahead of time, allowing you to focus on enjoying the celebration with your loved ones.
So, let’s dive into the world of verrines and make your festive season even more special with this Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Cream Cheese Verrine recipe!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 0 minutes (No cooking required)
Yield: 6 servings
- 200g smoked salmon, thinly sliced
- 2 ripe avocados
- 200g cream cheese
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 6 small sprigs of fresh dill for garnish
- In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and 1 tbsp of lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Peel the avocados and remove the pits. Cut them into small cubes and toss them with the remaining 2 tbsp of lemon juice to prevent browning. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Begin assembling the verrines by placing a layer of smoked salmon at the bottom of each glass.
- Next, add a layer of the avocado cubes on top of the smoked salmon.
- Finally, spoon the cream cheese mixture over the avocado layer, filling the glass to the top.
- Garnish each verrine with a small sprig of fresh dill and serve chilled.
Tips and Tricks
- For an even more elegant presentation, use a piping bag to pipe the cream cheese mixture into the verrines.
- You can prepare the verrines up to 2 hours ahead of time and keep them covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
- For a dairy-free option, replace the cream cheese with a dairy-free cream cheese alternative or hummus.
- If smoked salmon is not available, you can use smoked trout or thinly sliced roast beef instead.
Wine or Beverage Pairings
A crisp and refreshing white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, pairs beautifully with the rich flavors of the smoked salmon and avocado in these verrines. Alternatively, a glass of sparkling wine or champagne adds a festive touch and complements the dish perfectly.