• Smoked Salmon Tartare

    By Jeri Mobley-Arias

    An easy, no fuss recipe that will keep you reaching for more. Smoked Salmon Tartare is an elegant appetizer that can be doubled as lunch or light dinner.

    If you're looking for another fantastic appetizer, then you should try my Marinated Feta recipe, next!

    • Inspired by thoughts of summer coupled with all the delicious toppings on a salmon lox bagel, I present to you this Smoked Salmon Tartare. It’s bright, herby, smoky, salty, and a great balance of flavors. Take all this goodness and scoop it atop a ciabatta slice and you’ll be on your way to a mouthful feeling of bliss.

      Think of All Your Favorite Lox Bagel Toppings and Add it to Appetizer

      This elegant appetizer will likely be a household favorite. What’s great about this recipe is how easy it all comes together. Just a few simple ingredients that include:

      • Capers
      • Lemon zest and juice
      • Dill
      • Shallot
      • Chives
      • Smoked Salmon, I use Eastern Nova
      • Olive Oil
      How to Make Smoked Salmon Tartare

      Like we said, what me most love about this appetizer recipe is how easy it is to put together! There’s no cooking required, and most of the work goes into chopping and mincing herbs, aromatics, caper and smoked salmon. Here’s the breakdown:

      • Chop capers, dill, and chives
      • Mince shallot and smoked salmon
      • Add chopped and minced ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl
      • Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and olive oil
      • Give ingredients a good mix That’s it–we told you it would be easy!
      What to Pair with Smoked Salmon Tartare

      Like in team sports, it’s important to have your key players in place. The same applies to this Smoked Salmon Tartare; the vessel in which you choose to pair with this tasty appetizer can really enhance the tasting experience. These are a few of our favorites:

      • Sourdough crackers: I like to use Rustic Bakery, as they're the perfect thickness and balanced in flavor so as not to take away from the Smoked Salmon.
      • Ciabatta Baguette: I tend to always go for ciabatta baguettes when making sandwiches, crostini, or need a pairing for dip. I love the crisp and chewy texture and it always pairs well with just about anything!
      • Cucumbers: Or as I like to call them, “cucs’”. Persian cucumbers work great with this recipe due to the thin skin, crisp bite, and mild-sweet flavor. Simple slice on down the middle and go to dunkin’ town.
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  • Smoked Salmon Tartare

    By Jeri Mobley-Arias

    An easy, no fuss recipe that will keep you reaching for more. Smoked Salmon Tartare is an elegant appetizer that can be doubled as lunch or light dinner.

    • Total Time:
      15 minutes
    • Servings:
      3 as an appetizer

    Ingredients

    Smoked Salmon Tartare

    • ⅔ pound Eastern Nova Smoked Salmon, minced
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, about one small lemon’s worth
    • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon capers, roughly chopped
    • ¾ teaspoon caper brine
    • 2 teaspoons dill, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon shallots, minced
    • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon chives, thinly sliced for topping

    To Pair

    • Toasted Ciabatta
    • Sourdough crackers
    • Persian cucumbers
    • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened, if using ciabatta bread and/or crackers

    Instructions

    1. Add salmon, lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, caper brine, dill, shallots, olive to a bowl and mix well.
    2. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow flavors to marry. Top with chives.
    3. Serve; see below options:

    To Serve with Persian Cucumbers

    • Slice cucumbers down the the middle (top to bottom) and use as stick to dip.

    To Serve with Ciabatta Bread

    • Slice ciabatta bread into ½ thick slices. Toast to desired level. Top with softened cream cheese and a dollop of smoked salmon tartare.

    To Serve with Sourdough Crackers

    • Top with softened cream cheese and a dollop of smoked salmon tartare.
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