Salmon Mousse


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a starter
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

Salmon mousse is one of the few iconic Downton dishes. It’s referred to a lot, and often at times of stress: Daisy makes one with the new mixer, and Cora makes a point of congratulating her on her success, causing a mild breakdown in Mrs. Patmore, who, despite her dislike of modern gadgets, sneaks in after hours to practice using the machine. It’s over a salmon mousse that Harold Levinson half-heartedly woos Madeleine Allsopp in season 4, and it’s a salmon mousse that helps Ethel learn to cook in season 3. This version from Escoffier is far simpler and better than many similar recipes of the era, proving exactly why the chef became so highly revered.



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