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
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, FoodNouveau.com / 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.
Recipe by Food Nouveau at https://foodnouveau.com/recipes/appetizers/salmon-apple-tartare/