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Salmon Tartare ❤️ One of my favorite appetizers to ever exist. I always make this when I am having guests but you can just as easily find me having this for dinner often. I am one of those people who are OBSESSED with caviar. A lot of people hate on it and call it overrated but in my book, it is quite literally the food of the gods.

Why You’ll Love Salmon Tartare

You will love this dish because yes, it looks impressive buuuut it tastes even better! The flavors are quite simple but elevated. You get everything you could ever want in here. The salmon with the sauce is quite nice and fresh, the caviar adds the perfect amount of richness and umami. If you love caviar, you might want to try my potato pave with caviar or my egg caviar toasties.

Salmon Tartare

How To Prepare Salmon Tartare

🍣 First, chop the salmon super small. Then, add to a bowl with the creme fraiche, chives, zest of 1 lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil.

🥖 Secondly, fry the baguette slices in olive oil on one side only.

🍋 Then, combine the Tamari, lemon and orange juice.

🥒 Arrange cucumbers in a plate, add the ring mold in the center, add in the salmon pressing it real well, top it with caviar. Then, drizzle the sauce on top of the cucumber.

🌟 Lastly, eat with the baguette.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. Feel free to use any other fish you like, I have tried this dish with bluefin tuna and it was delicious.
  2. Caviar is optional, but I highly recommend.
  3. You can use any caviar of your choice. I am using royal ossetra.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

If you do decide to use the caviar make sure you wrap your ring mold with plastic wrap and use either plastic, wood or mother of pearl. Metal is reactive so it transfers the taste to the delicate caviar.

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Common Questions

What caviar did you use?

I am using Royal Ossetra for this recipe.

Where do you get your caviar?

I get it from Imperia Caviar.

Can I use a different fish other than salmon?

Yes of course! You can use any fish of your choice. I have tried it with bluefin tuna and it was delicious, but feel free to use your favorite fish.

Where do you get sushi grade salmon?

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

Salmon Tartare

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Salmon Tartare ❤️ One of my favorite appetizers to ever exist. I always make this when I am having guests but you can just as easily find me having this for dinner often. I am one of those people who are OBSESSED with caviar. I feel like a lot of people hate on it and call it overrated but in my book, it is quite literally the food of the gods.

Ingredients 

  • 6 oz salmon, sushi grade
  • 2-3 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil , and more for the baguette
  • 3 tbsp chives
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • Caviar, to taste, I used royal ossetra
  • English cucumber, sliced, to taste
  • Baguette slices, very thin, for serving

Directions 

  • First, chop the salmon super small. Then, add to a bowl with the creme fraiche, chives, zest of 1 lemon, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Secondly, fry the baguette slices in olive oil on one side only.
  • Then, combine the Tamari, lemon and orange juice.
  • Arrange cucumbers in a plate, add the ring mold in the center, add in the salmon pressing it real well, top it with caviar. Then, drizzle the sauce on top of the cucumber.
  • Lastly, eat with the baguette.

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 2096mg, Potassium: 1163mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 670IU, Vitamin C: 78mg, Calcium: 98mg, Iron: 3mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American

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