smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber parcel broken into with a fork to show filling.

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber parcels

Cream cheese flavoured with chives and little cubes of cucumber, wrapped in smoked salmon.  An elegant starter that can be prepared in minutes and made ahead.
Course lunch, starter
Cuisine British
Keyword easy entertaining, fish starter, prepare ahead recipe
Skill Level very easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 231kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 6 cm piece cucumber
  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp snipped chives
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • toast to serve
  • rocket salad to serve
  • lemon wedges


  • Cut the cucumber in half lengthways. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Chop the cucumber into small dice.
  • Line the base of four ramekins with a disc of non-stick baking parchment.
  • Then use the salmon to line the base and sides of dishes, so that a little flaps over the edge of the dishes.
  • Place the cream cheese in a bowl and beat in the cucumber and chives. Season to taste.
  • Divide the filling between the dishes, pressing down well. Fold over the loose salmon and chill for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Loosen side with a blunt knife and turn out onto serving plate. Serve with toast and a rocket leaf salad. Garnish with lemon wedges for squeezing.


Freeze: not suitable for freezing Nutrition information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only. (It does not include seasoning with salt and pepper, garnish and serving suggestions.)


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 552mg | Potassium: 174mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15.2% | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 5.5% | Iron: 3.4%