Jade Buddha Salmon Tartare


Author Notes: This was the first original recipe to come out of what we call our Saturday night test kitchen. We had been experimenting with a yellow Thai curry paste that we love to use in braises, and suddenly abandoned it, opting instead to improvise an Asian-flavoured tartare with things we had in the fridge. We like to serve this with thinly sliced sourdough baguette, brushed with olive oil and toasted, and a simple puree of avocado and lime juice. This pairs very well with floral white wines like Viognier and Gewurztraminer.The Dog's Breakfast

Serves: 4 to 6 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces salmon fillet, cut into fine dice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Thai basil (or regular basil)
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger, with its juice
  • zest of one lime
  • minced green chile, to taste
  • habanero sauce, to taste
  • olive oil, to coat
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Champagne or rice vinegar
  • good squeeze of lime juice
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients except lime juice and vinegar, and chill for about 20 minutes. Add lime juice and vinegar, and correct seasoning if necessary.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

cheese1227 May 13, 2010
This looks lovely.
 
gluttonforlife May 11, 2010
Sounds delicious! I will stir in a little yuzukosho instead of the habanero, I think. Gorgeous photos, btw.
 
Author Comment
The D. May 12, 2010
Thanks - you can also use wasabi!
 
student E. May 11, 2010
yum, this sounds wonderful!
 
lastnightsdinner May 11, 2010
Amazing. I can't wait to try this.
 
Author Comment
The D. May 11, 2010
Thanks! Now if only I could find a bottle of crème de violette so I could try your Aviatrix cocktail!