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A closeup view of shrimp mousse. It is topped with slices of lemon and a sprig of parsley, and is surrounded by cucumber slices and crackers.
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Seafood Mousse

This Seafood Mousse uses canned crab and shrimp as its base, but is highly customizable. A fancy -but easy -appetizer for your special event.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: French, Holiday
Keyword: crab mousse, fancy, NYE Appetizers, Seafood mousse, shrimp mousse
Servings: 6 As an appetizer
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Marie Porter


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  • 1 pkg Unflavoured gelatin
  • ¼ cup Dry white wine
  • 1 can Crab meat drained, flaked
  • 1 can Small shrimp drained and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Finely minced celery
  • ¼ c. Heavy cream whipped until thick
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp Finely minced green onion
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dill weed or 1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Fresh lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp Smoked Paprika


  • Spray a 2 cup mold or bowl with a bit of pan spray, use a paper towel to wipe it down to leave a thin, smooth coating of oil.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over wine, allow to absorb for at least 5 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine remaining ingredients, aside from salt and pepper.
  • Once everything else it mixed, microwave the gelatin in 10 second increments until it’s completely liquid. Stir gelatin into the bowl of combined ingredients.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and spoon into prepared mold.
  • Chill until set, about 3 hours.
  • Unmold onto serving plate and serve surrounded by crackers and/or cucumber slices.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 17mg