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Salmon Appetizers

As a cook for a commercial salmon fishing crew, I found this recipe to be a wonderful variation in the use of salmon. The roll-ups are terrific as an addition to a festive Mexican meal or as a delicate prelude to a steak dinner. —Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 can (15 oounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed or 2 cups flaked cooked salmon
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, optional
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)


  • Drain salmon; remove any bones. In a small bowl, combine salmon, cream cheese, salsa, parsley and cilantro. Add cumin if desired. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the salmon mixture over each tortilla.
  • Roll each tortilla up tightly and wrap individually. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Slice each tortilla into bite-sized pieces.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 58 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • toby05
    Feb 27, 2013

    OMG these sound and look delicious. I can't wait to make them. I am going to add a little touch of dill also.

  • cheriwinkle
    May 21, 2010

    Very good. Nice change for roll-ups. I agree with landstromd-I would like to try adding some garlic and/or onion. I used medium salsa and everyone like these, however, sometime I want to spice it up a little more (cayenne or hot salsa) because I like a nice kick. I also love cilantro and may try it with some fresh sometime.

  • landstromd
    May 8, 2010

    First, let me say this was fabulous. I did make a number of changes, mainly due to the fact that we don't like cilantro. I added a bit more parsley and a small amount (1/4 ish tsp) basil. Also, the big difference I think was I added garlic powder (a bit) and garlic salt (1/2 tsp). Also, more salsa (medium)I had put the finished product in the fridge while I went out to get the tortillas and my son and husband had eaten about 1/2 of it as a dip with chips! So good! I'll be sure to make again

  • loricks
    Dec 28, 2009

    Very easy - super delicious!

  • tammyrs
    Aug 14, 2009

    Perfect for all our salmon here in alaska, and the kids like the 'wrap' idea. :)