This Recipe includes
|Fresh salmon fillets|
|Capers or small pickles (cornichons)|
|(Optional) red onion|
Spices, herbs and flavoring ingredients:
|Freshly ground pepper|
Why we love it
If you enjoy sushi and sashimi, you will love salmon tartare. Known as tartare au saumon, the French recipe is gluten-free starter that features the delicate taste of fresh wild salmon with very little accompaniments, similar to the Japanese sushi.
The word “tartare” is used to designate other raw and chopped dishes such as steak tartare, tuna, zucchini, etc. Usually served as an appetizer or starter in France, the salmon tartare is very easy to prepare.
And as long as you get your salmon from a reputed poissonerie (fish store), you know the dish is going to be delicious. (If you are not sure about eating raw salmon, you can also substitute in smoked salmon.)
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Salmon Tartare Recipe
- 450 g of fresh salmon fillets boneless with skin removed
- 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of chives
- 2 tablespoons of capers, chopped small pickles, or cornichons
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1/2 chopped red onion
- 1 chopped avocado
- Cut the fresh salmon filet into thin slices lengthwise, and then crosswise into small cubes.
- In a bowl, combine the other ingredients for the flavoring (olive oil, juice of the lemon, salt, pepper, chives, capers, etc.)
- Mix the salmon, flavoring, and any optional ingredients together.
- Place a cookie cutter about 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter on a plate and fill with tartare. (Alternatively, you can serve it in a glass.)
- Press the tartare with the back of a spoon to even the surface.
- Unmold gently. Repeat to form the other portions.
- Put in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Serve when ready.
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So will you be serving salmon tartare at your next dinner party? If you enjoyed that article, you may enjoy reading about more classic French appetizers that are easy to prepare. Bon appétit and à bientôt !