Fresh and Smoked Salmon Apple Tartare with Aged Cheddar Cheese //

Fresh and Smoked Salmon Apple Tartare with Aged Cheddar Cheese




Yield 4 servings

This salmon apple tartare combines bright, crisp, zesty, and creamy flavors to produce an elegant appetizer that highlights fall's quintessential fruit.



For the tartare

To serve


Place the diced, fresh salmon in a glass or stainless steel bowl and add the cider vinegar and the kosher salt. Toss to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In a second glass or stainless steel bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, yogurt, red onion, capers, garlic, lemon zest and juice, and Tabasco. Add the diced hot smoked salmon, apple, and Cheddar cheese, and toss gently. Add the marinated salmon (discard excess cider vinegar) and gently toss to combine. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Taste and add more salt if needed.

Serve the salmon apple tartare in small bowls or glasses. Decorate with apple slices, lemon wedges, and fresh basil leaves. Serve with toasted baguette slices.

Recipe Credit: Marie Asselin, / Adapted from the book Farmers in Chef Hats, by Linda Arsenault.


Neatly dicing fresh salmon can be tricky. To make things easier, freeze the fillet for 20 minutes: this will firm up the salmon flesh, which will then be much easier to dice.

Courses Appetizer

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