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Salmon Crudo 🧡 for ep.1 of my ‘If I had a restaurant’ series. This dish more than deserves a spot at my imaginary restaurant.

This is perfect as an appetizer to serve when hosting, or as a main dish as well!

If you loved this recipe, check out my Spicy Salmon Crudo & Carrots!

Why You’ll Love Salmon Crudo

You know that I am the crudo queen, and this one is EPIC! This one is full of depth and flavor. It’s fresh, citrusy, spicy and delicious. In my books, a good crudo needs some texture, which is where the fried leeks come into play. I am a firm believer in garnishing with purpose, meaning that if it doesn’t add to the dish just don’t include it, which is why I love cilantro flowers.

Salmon Crudo

How to Prepare Salmon Crudo

💚 First, slice the leeks very thin. Add them to a cold pan and coat them with olive oil. Turn heat on to high for 2 minutes and lower to medium low. Then, let them fry until golden. About 3-4 minutes. Make sure they don’t burn.

🌿 Add the cilantro, Yuzu, scallions, Serrano, ginger, agave, miso, coconut milk, Tamari, fish sauce and sesame oil. Pulse for 30 seconds.

🐟 Slice your fish thinly

🍋 Strain the sauce onto a plate, arrange the fish. Then, top with lemon zest, flaky salt, the leeks, cilantro flowers and leaves. Lastly, drizzle salsa macha on the sides.

Substitutions and Variations for Salmon Crudo

  1. You can swap the salmon for your favorite raw fish, such as yellowtail or ahi.
  2. Salsa macha can be swapped for chili crisp. You can leave it out, if you don’t want it super spicy.
  3. You can use jalapeños instead of serranos. You can also use green bell peppers as a non-spicy alternative.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Save the leek oil for a later use!

Salmon Crudo

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Common Questions

Where do you get sushi grade salmon?

Locally, I get it at AJ’s. You can also find it at Riviera Seafood Club online.

What can I do with the leek oil?

You can use it for frying eggs, or frying more leeks!

What can I use instead of leeks?

You can use shallots instead. They serve the purpose of adding texture and a bit of crunch to the dish.

Can I use other fish instead of salmon?

Yes, you absolutely can. You can use yellowtail, or ahi!

What can I use instead of serrano peppers?

You can use jalapeños, but if you want a non-spicy alternative… green bell peppers are great.

Salmon Crudo

4 from 1 vote
By Nadia Aidi
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Salmon Crudo 🧡 for ep.1 of my ‘If I had a restaurant’ series. This dish more than deserves a spot at my imaginary restaurant.
This is perfect as an appetizer to serve when hosting, or as a main dish as well!

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz salmon, sushi grade
  • 1 leek, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/3 bunch cilantro
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1.5 tbsp tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/2 serrano
  • 3 tbsp yuzu, or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Lemon zest
  • Flaky salt
  • Cilantro flowers and leeks , for topping
  • Salsa macha
  • Oil, for frying the leeks

Directions 

  • Slice the leeks very thin. Add them to a cold pan and coat them with olive oil. Turn heat on to high for 2 minutes and lower to medium low. Then, let them fry until golden. About 3-4 minutes. Make sure they don’t burn.
  • Add the cilantro, yuzu, scallions, serrano, ginger, agave, miso, coconut milk, tamari, fish sauce and sesame oil. Pulse for 30 seconds.
  • Slice your fish thinly
  • Strain the sauce onto a plate, arrange the fish. Then, top with lemon zest, flaky salt, the leeks, cilantro flowers and leaves. Lastly, drizzle salsa macha on the sides.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 1378mg, Potassium: 823mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 954IU, Vitamin C: 16mg, Calcium: 72mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese, Mexican

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  1. 4 stars
    I really enjoyed this!! I didn’t see the step for the coconut milk? So I assumed I was supposed to add it with the other ingredients for the step in the food processor. My sauce didn’t come out the vibrant green in the picture, it was more brown lol. But it was DELICIOUS.