Salmon Cornet


Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Thomas Keller's famous Salmon Cornets. These elegant appetizers combine delicate smoked salmon, a creamy filling, and a crispy tuile cone, creating a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. Follow this step-by-step recipe to create a show-stopping dish that will impress your guests.


– 4 slices of high-quality smoked salmon – 1/2 cup crème fraîche – 1 tablespoon minced shallot – 1 tablespoon minced fresh chive – 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice – Freshly ground black pepper, to taste – 12 tuile cones (store-bought or homemade)* – Fresh chives or dill sprigs, for garnish


 Tuile cones can be found in specialty baking stores or online. Alternatively, you can make your own using a tuile cone mold and a tuile batter recipe.

Step 1: Prepare the Filling

In a small bowl, combine the crème fraîche, minced shallots, minced chives, and lemon juice. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Step 2: Shape the Tuile Cones

If using store-bought tuile cones, skip to Step 3. To make your own tuile cones, preheat the oven to the temperature specified in your tuile batter recipe. Grease a tuile cone mold with cooking spray or melted butter. Spread a thin layer of tuile batter onto the mold, making sure it's evenly distributed. Place the mold on a baking sheet and bake according to the recipe's instructions until golden brown and crisp. Carefully remove the tuile cones from the mold and let them cool completely.

Step 3: Assemble the Salmon Cornets

Take a slice of smoked salmon and cut it into 3 equal strips lengthwise. Place a small spoonful of the crème fraîche filling at one end of each strip. Gently roll the salmon strip around the filling, starting from the filled end, to create a cornet shape. Repeat this process with the remaining salmon strips and filling.

Step 4: Serve and Garnish

Arrange the salmon cornets on a platter or individual serving plates. If desired, garnish each cornet with a small sprig of fresh chives or dill. The fresh herbs add a touch of color and fragrance to the dish.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Serve the Salmon Cornets immediately as a delightful appetizer. The combination of the smoky salmon, creamy filling, and crispy tuile cones will surely impress your guests. Encourage them to take a bite and savor the wonderful flavors and textures.


Now you have the recipe for Thomas Keller's Salmon Cornets, a sophisticated appetizer that is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. By following this step-by-step guide, you'll create beautifully presented cornets that combine the richness of smoked salmon with the freshness of the crème fraîche filling. Enjoy the deliciousness of this elegant dish, and impress your guests with your culinary skills.

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