Mother's Day Brunch: Smoked Salmon, Roasted Red Pepper, and Mascarpone Croissant

with pineapple and cucumber mocktail

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Fish, Wheat

Calories Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

If Mom is the primary home chef in your household, it's time to give her a morning off. This light and tasty brunch (cocktail included!) requires no cooking and just a little bit of chopping so that kids (with a little adult help) can lend a hand in the kitchen and give Mom the thanks she so richly deserves.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    3 Tbsp. Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 4 Dill Sprigs
  • 2 oz. Roasted Red Peppers
  • Info
    2 Croissants
  • Info
    1½ fl. oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Info
    3 oz. Smoked Salmon
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 6 fl. oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 12 fl. oz. Sparkling Water
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    427
  • Carbohydrates
    60g
  • Fat
    30g
  • Protein
    27g
  • Sodium
    532mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim cucumbers and slice on an angle into ¼” ovals. Stem dill. Cut roasted red pepper into ¼” dice. Halve croissants lengthwise. A serrated knife works best on delicate breads like these flaky croissants.

  • Step 2 - Make Mascarpone Cream
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    Make Mascarpone Cream

    Whisk mascarpone and half the heavy cream in a mixing bowl until combined. Add additional heavy cream, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until mixture thickens to a spreadable consistency. You may not use all of the heavy cream. Add half the dill and mix to combine.

  • Step 3 - Make the Sandwiches
    3

    Make the Sandwiches

    Gently spread mascarpone mixture onto bottom halves of croissants. Top with roasted red peppers and half the cucumbers. Tear each slice of salmon in half, roll into loose spirals, and arrange on croissants. Rolling salmon pieces gives them height, resulting in a better presentation. Cover with croissant tops.

  • Step 4 - Make the Mocktails
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    Make the Mocktails

    Divide remaining cucumber, sugar, and remaining dill between two tall glasses. Roughly mix ingredients with the end of a wooden spoon until combined, about 1 minute. This is called "muddling." Divide pineapple juice between both glasses. Top off each glass with sparkling water. Add a splash of vodka, Champagne, or light rum, if desired.

  • Step 5 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Serve sandwich and mocktail to someone special in your life and make sure he or she has the rest of the day off.