Dessert or Entrée: Salmon Mousse with Teriyaki Glaze


I realize that there are those who enjoy eating something savory first thing in the morning (my husband), like a breakfast sandwich or a plate of pasta, and those who prefer to stick with oatmeal and pastries. I am of the latter. I have managed to convince myself that my stomach enjoys starting the day with the taste of sweetness. My dilemma usually begins on some weekends when I wake up so late that it is pretty much past lunchtime. Today is the day I found a solution for my problem.

Salmon Mousse with Teriyaki Glaze, Cheese Wafer Crisp, Cream Foam
served with Freshly Baked Focaccia Bread

Now if I can trick my stomach into thinking that it is eating a dessert but really it is a salmon fillet with teriyaki sauce and focaccia bread, I think we may finally be able to make peace. I made a salmon mousse that is flavored with a little bit of mirin and soy sauce, accompanied by a rich teriyaki glaze. I served the salmon mousse with a freshly baked focaccia bread. A parmigiano-reggiano wafer crisp and a little bit of cream foam topped the mousse.

The salmon mousse is both flaky and creamy and the teriyaki glaze has the perfect texture and flavor for this mousse. Teriyaki glaze is very easy to make – all you need is soy sauce, mirin (a Japanese sweet wine), and sugar. I used 1/4 cup soy sauce: 1/4 cup mirin: 1 tbsp white sugar, and I heated the sauce in a pan. As it cools on the plate, it hardens slightly to form a beautiful glaze. The perfect Sunday brunch.

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8 comments for “Dessert or Entrée: Salmon Mousse with Teriyaki Glaze

  1. Junia
    February 21, 2011 at 4:35 am

    schmancy food – i love it!!! i've never made my own teriyaki sauce before – i will have to try this recipe out!!

    February 21, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Whatever it is, it looks delicious! 😉

  3. Amy
    February 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Gorgeous plate!

  4. Amy
    February 22, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Wow, what a fancy looking dish! I am sure it is even more delicious than it looks :)!

  5. John
    February 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Looks like a perfectly plated restaurant dish in addition to the breakfast of champions.

  6. 5 Star Foodie
    February 23, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Gorgeous plating and I love all the different textures and flavors in this dish, it sounds amazing!

  7. A little bit of everything
    February 24, 2011 at 6:31 am

    love salmon and teriyaki combo. Your brunch looks so elegant. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing. hope you'll have a wonderful Thursday

  8. Thas
    March 3, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Giving this a 5 star, loved the idea of transforming salmon to something really fancy.

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