• Curried Salmon Phyllo Cups & a Baby Shower!

    by  • November 12, 2012 • appetizers • 26 Comments

    If I were ever to get pregnant, I know I’d totally crave mayonnaise. Egg-based items are one of my favorite things and mayonnaise is something I KNOW will never gross me out. So Rachel, here’s to hoping you are still loving mayo! 

    SURPRISE!!!! You’re invited to an awesome virtual baby shower hosted by Brandy of Nutmeg Nanny and Brandi from Bran Appetit for our dear friend Rachel of Rachel Cooks and her bundle of joy that’s soon to be here!

    Oh and we’re supposed to be giving advice to the mother, but Rachel already has an adorable kiddo and heck, I don’t even have one! So, I honestly have no clue what to say other then make a few casserole dishes, freeze them in portions, and….that’s about it. I’ll be the crazy/clueless aunt that feeds your baby brownies. What? 2-month old babies can’t eat brownies?! Prove it!

    And what did I bring to the party? Well, these Curried Salmon Phyllo Cups, that’s what! These are the perfect dainty little savory treat to serve at any cocktail party, and even better at baby showers! We’re all used to the comfort of chicken salad, but I decided to switch it up and make this healthier by using roasted salmon filet. And then I went and made it a little unhealthy with the addition of mayonnaise, ha!

    You can find phyllo cups in the frozen pastry section of your grocery store and they are a fantastic thing to have on hand at all times. Perfect for unexpected guests, since you can fill them up with whatever you have on hand.

    Curried Salmon Salad Stuffed Phyllo Cups

    Yield: 12 phyllo cups

    The perfect little bite for your cocktail parties, it's also a fantastic way to use up any salmon leftover from a previous dinner. Tossed with a spiced mayonnaise, this isn't your regular salad!


    • 1 salmon filet, previously cooked and cooled
    • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
    • 3 tablespoon curry mayonnaise*
    • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 strips bacon, cut into strips and fried
    • pinch of green Zatar
    • 12 phyllo cups, thawed


    1. In a small bowl, shred the salmon into chunks.
    2. Fold in celery, mayonnaise, and salt.
    3. Fill phyllo cups with salmon salad, sprinkle with a pinch of green Zatar and top with bacon strips.


    In this particular recipe I used Empire Mayo's Vadouvan mayonnaise but you can make your own by whisking together regular mayonnaise and your favorite curry powder. Start with a pinch and add as much curry as you'd like.


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    26 Responses to Curried Salmon Phyllo Cups & a Baby Shower!

    1. November 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      these sound so delicious! i love salmon with curry

    2. November 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      these are so cute!

    3. November 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      I love anything in Phyllo cups!! So flaky and delish!

    4. November 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      I love curry but have never thought to use it with salmon. I do love phyllo cups though!

    5. November 13, 2012 at 4:29 am

      I think I definitely NEED to try this!! Looks soo yummy!!

    6. November 13, 2012 at 4:24 am

      Oh my gosh, those are so cute! Love the idea of curried salmon, too. And I wanna steal those sweet little bowls.

    7. November 13, 2012 at 3:47 am

      I love that you switched it up – the salmon sounds amazing!!

    8. November 13, 2012 at 2:15 am

      Now there is a flavor combo I have never had and am dying to try after seeing this! Curried salmon? Sounds amazing.

    9. November 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      What a great little bite – I love party food like this!

    10. November 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Oh yum! Can’t go wrong with something that involves salmon, curry and phyllo. You surprised me – I thought you’d bring something sweet!

    11. November 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      These look tasty! I love the phyllo cups! Thank you for being a part of the party!

    12. November 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Lovely presentation. I’ve been a fan of za’atar for years; mostly though just using it with olive oil as a dipping oil (cause it looks SO pretty). That needs to change huh?

    13. November 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Cute! I love phyllo. Great addition to the baby shower.

    14. November 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      Such a creative recipe!! I’ve never seen anything like this before!

    15. November 12, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      I wish we were neighbors. I need a few of these in front of me right now.

    16. November 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      Are you kidding me already?! These are adorable, and delish looking.

    17. November 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Terrific recipe for salmon! I love how easy the process is. Must make this soon. Thanks for sharing, Nelly! And thanks for all the RTs, blog-love and kind support! You rock, my dear!

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    19. November 12, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      Love this idea! I will definitely be trying these when we entertain. :)

    20. November 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      Aww. They really are dainty. Just a pretty little bite for a party.

    21. November 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      Perfect party food! Can’t wait to make for the family at Christmas! So glad Rachel was surprised and I agree that you will be a great mom someday! :)

    22. November 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      So cute and dainty! A lovely party treat. :)

    23. November 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Oh girl, I could pop those all day long!

    24. November 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      lol! I love you, Nelly! You’re going to be a great mom someday, brownies and all. 😉

      And yes–mayo is a-okay…I’ve been all about egg salad lately. Thanks so much for participating in this. I’m so blown away by all the sweet words and the time put into this. xoxoxo

    25. November 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      You had me at za’atar!!! A woman after my own heart.

    26. November 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      These look awesome! What a great shower dish.

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