If you’ve never had a savory profiteroles, this easy appetizer recipe is a must-try! My smoked salmon puffs are so easy to make and perfect for a special occasion, holiday party or family get-together! Whatever the occasion, I promise you these will be a huge hit! These salmon profiteroles made with a simple pate a choux pastry dough and filled with rich and fluffy cream cheese, dill and smoked salmon filling!
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How to Make Salmon Puffs
This easy savory profiterole recipe starts with my basic pate a choux pastry dough to make the cream puff shells! This dough might seem intimidating but it’s actually pretty hard to mess up and it requires just 5 ingredients. Pipe medium-sized dollops for this recipe using a star tip to make the puffs extra pretty; I used this Ateco tip #847 (affiliate link). When baking the puffs, do not open the oven door!! Any cool air in the oven will cause the pate a choux to fall flat. Bake the puffs until they are a rich golden brown color, then remove to cool completely.
Salmon and Cream Cheese Filling
My easy smoked salmon filling requires just a few ingredients and comes together in no time! Have your cream cheese softened at room temperature, then whisk for a few minutes until it’s creamy and smooth, to prevent any cheese clumps in the filling. Then add the cream and salt and whisk to stiff peaks. The combination of cream cheese and heavy cream makes the filling extra fluffy and lighter. Chop the smoked salmon into small bits so there’s salmon in every bite! Then season with fresh dill and smoked paprika, transfer into a pastry bag and fill!
These salmon puffs are great to make ahead of time, too! Just fill them, place into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Enjoyed this easy appetizer recipe? Check out some of my other recipes for more ideas!
- Russian Salmon Coulibiac – the most delicious fish pastry ever with flaky salmon, mushroom rice and a zesty dill and lemon sauce!
- Smoked Salmon Crepes – savory crepes filled with smoked salmon and avocado!
- World’s Best Crab Cakes – amazing seafood recipe for the best crab cakes ever!
- Cheesy Smoked Salmon Dip – creamy warm salmon dip with smoked salmon and loads of cheese!
- Spinach Panela Tartlets – delicious spinach and cheese filled tartlets!
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