Salmon is a great fish to work with, and has earned its reputation as a health supporting food. It tastes divine especially when it is prepared with the right mix of spices and herbs. This recipe is served on a Chinese spoon as a great appetizer to serve to friends before a meal. It can be spread on a cracker or toast bread and enjoyed. It is also perfect as a main course alongside a simple salad.
PREP: 30 MIN
TIME: 3 HR
INACTIVE: 2 HR
500g. skinless fresh salmon fillet
250g. smoked salmon, thickly sliced
1/4 cup finely diced, seeded cucumber
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh spring onions
1 1/2 tsp. minced shallot
1 1/2 tsp. minced fresh mint
1 1/2 tsp. olive or grapeseed oil
1 1/2 tsp. minced, seeded cayenne chilies
3/4 tsp. minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. (scant) lime zest
Sea salt and freshly ground bird’s eye pepper
Thick-cut potato or tortilla chips
Low in sodium
Very low in sugar
High in niacin
High in selenium
High in vitamin B12
High in Omega-3
High in Vitamin D
Using a knife, cut the fresh salmon and the smoked salmon into small pieces. Place the salmon in a mixing bowl and add the ingredients. Season tartare with sea salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours for the salmon to marinate.
Form the mixture into flattened mounds and place one mound onto each individual Chinese spoon and serve with chips or toast bread.
Salmon is always a fantastic fish to work with. I simply love it and especially when it’s when prepared with a great combination of spices and herbs, as in this recipe. Wild salmon is also very nutritious and a really good source of selenium, omega-3 fat and vitamin D.
Recipe by Epicurean House Kitchen ®
Photograph by Bunmi Adeleye