Try this modern twist on the classic French Salmon Tartare with cilantro and Granny Smith Apples. An easy and quick-to-make appetizer or low carb meal that looks just like a fancy restaurant dish but requires only a few basic ingredients.
Before I tell you all about this amazing salmon tartare, I need to share a little life-hack with all you sashimi and sushi lovers out there.
One of the first things you see when you enter our apartment is a white table with my "sushi money" on it. Everyone living in this apartment (meaning my husband and I) has the absolute obligation to donate any spare change to the communal fund.
Except it's not really communal because I'm the only one using the money. To buy sushi rolls.
I deliberately do not count how many times per week I'm eating sushi rolls for lunch, because I would not want to give that kind of info to my husband.
But if I had to give a rough estimate, I'd say...2-3 times a week? What can I say, it's super convenient, cheap, healthy...and I LOVE IT!
The thing that amazes me with Japanese food is that I've NEVER grown tired of it. And it really doesn't sound like the normal me, who gets bored of foods quite quickly.
Normally, I would go "OMG I'm obsessed with X, I'm eating it every.single.day" for a few weeks, then move on to my next obsession.
But salmon sushi, rolls and sashimi? Oh, my stars! They have stuck for 6 years+ and are still sticking! Anyways, I think all I'm trying to say is that I love raw salmon and salmon tartare is kinda like sashimi but French style.
So no surprise here when I tell you that I love love love salmon tartare.
I've already shared the traditional tartare recipe here (+ told you the story of how my Dad made the best salmon tartare ever!).
However, this salmon tartare recipe here is a little bit different. It's made with Granny Smith apples, cilantro and whole grain mustard... Did you just say yum? YES! It's fresh, delicious and quick+easy to make.
If you want to serve your homemade salmon tartare like I did in the pictures and don't have a fancy ring mold, simply line a ramequin with aluminum foil, fill it with tartare, place a plate on top of it then flip the plate and the ramequin over.
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Salmon and Green Apple Tartare
Try this modern twist on French Salmon Tartare with cilantro and Granny Smith Apples. An easy and quick-to-make appetizer or low carb meal that looks just like a fancy restaurant dish but requires only a few basic ingredients.
- 14 oz very fresh salmon filets 400 g, skinless and boneless
- ½ Granny Smith apple cored (skin on or off)
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ¼ tsp Tabasco
- 2 tsp whole grain mustard
- sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- arugula to serve
Rinse salmon under cold water and pat dry. Cut into small cubes and transfer to a medium glass bowl. Cut the apple into even smaller cubes. Add apple and cilantro to the bowl with the salmon.
In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, Tabasco and mustard. Pour over salmon and toss well to combine.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes - but no more, as the lemon will "cook" the salmon. Serve immediately with arugula drizzled with olive oil.
If you want to serve them like I did in the pictures and don't have a fancy ring mold, line a ramequin with aluminum foil, fill with tartare, place a plate on top of it then flip the plate and the ramequin over.
More salmon recipes you might like:
- Classic Tartare Recipe
- Thai Salmon Salad With Sweet Chili Sauce Dressing
- Baked Salmon With Easy Clean Eating Mango Jam
- Sheet Pan Herbed Salmon With Green Beans And Cherry Tomatoes
- Easy Glazed Salmon With Soba Noodles, Broccoli & Edamame