My Salmon tartare recipe is an easy, yet elegant way to serve raw fish. Make sure to use the freshest salmon you can find. Sprinkle with pepper and chopped chives and serve as an appetizer, or along with a salad for a light low carb meal.
Whenever I think about salmon tartare, it instantly brings my dad to my mind, because he had makes the best salmon tartare of the whole wide world. And I swear I’m not saying that just because he’s my dad but really, his tartare was to die for.
When we were younger, he would make his salmon tartare recipe for any special occasion: a birthday, the holidays or…just because! He knew it was the best way to make us happy because my sisters and I were just crazy about it.
About 10 years ago, my dad changed his lifestyle and switched to a healthy diet so he no longer uses the same salmon tartare recipe. Because if I remember well, it called for cream and a little bit of vodka. Ahem.
Thanks to this special salmon tartare experience, I have developed very high tartare standards and I might be a little bit of a tartare snob. Which is a very good thing for you! 😉
The salmon tartare recipe I’m sharing today is very simple and quite healthy. No cream or vodka, promise. To allow for the best texture and flavour, I used a mix of fresh salmon and smoked salmon that I seasoned with Dijon mustard, lemon, chive and shallots.
This salmon tartare recipe makes enough for two people as an appetizer but Solal isn’t a big fan so I had two servings and called it a lunch. Sorry, not sorry!
If you love salmon sushi but never tried salmon tartare, there’s a high chance you’re gonna love it too! I know I do 🙂 And given that it’s so easy to make, you don’t really have anything to loose, do you?
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My Salmon tartare recipe is the easiest, yet also the most elegant way to serve fish. Make sure to use the freshest salmon you can find. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and chopped chives and serve as an appetizer, or with a salad on the side for a light low carb meal.
- 7 oz extra fresh salmon fillet 200 g , skin off, cut into small cubes (grey parts removed, if any)
- 7 oz smoked salmon 200 g, cut into small pieces (grey parts removed, if any)
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard or more to taste
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
- 2 tsp shallot very thinly chopped
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Place fresh salmon and smoked salmon in a medium glass bowl.
Add Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon, chive, shallots, salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Form salmon tartare into loose patties, sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and chopped chives and serve with a salad on the side.
You can also add an avocado, cut into small cubes, and use cilantro instead of chive and lime instead of juice for Mexican flavors.