salmon tartare with avocado and toasted almonds

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PRESENTATION

Tartare is a delicious and elegant starter, perfect for serving on many occasions! Whether meat or fish, this preparation is characterized by the fact that it is made from entirely raw ingredients. After tartare steak, today we present this salmon tartare with avocado and toasted almond... a delicate yet flavorsome dish that presents all the freshness of lime with spicy ginger notes. Soft Norwegian salmon is the perfect match for avocado cream, which will win you over thanks to its enveloping consistency and the sweetness of the tomatoes. You too can make this simple yet refined salmon tartare, perfect as a starter for Christmas parties too!

INGREDIENTS

Salmon fillets 14 oz (400 g) - fillets
Black pepper 1 pinch
Almond slices 1 ½ tbsp (30 g)
Fresh ginger ½ tsp (3 g)
Tabasco® to taste
Lime peel 1
Chives to taste
Fine salt 1 pinch
Rice vinegar ½ tbsp (10 g)
For the avocado cream
Black pepper 1 pinch
Avocado 14 oz (400 g) - ripe
Piccadilly tomatoes 3 ½ oz (100 g)
Lime juice 1
Fine salt 1 pinch

Method

To prepare salmon tartare with avocado and toasted almonds, start with the salmon. If you use Norwegian salmon you won't need to treat it before serving, otherwise check you buy a fillet that has been blast chilled; for safety's sake, you can freeze it for at least 96 hours at -0.4°F degrees before enjoying it raw (according to Italian Ministry of Health guidelines). Take the salmon fillet and remove any bones 1 and if present, any skin too. Now slice 2 and then finely dice it 3.

Place it in a bowl, add the salt 4, pepper, lime zest 5 and a few drops of tabasco sauce 6.

Peel and grate the ginger 7, place the pulp between two spoons and squeeze to juice it, directly over the tartare 8. Add the rice vinegar 9

and finely chopped chives 10. Cover with some plastic wrap and leave to rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. In the meantime, prepare the avocado cream. Take the fruit, cut it in half 11 and remove the pit 12.

Cut into the avocado pulp with a small knife and scoop it out with a spoon, placing it in a small bowl 13. Squeeze the lime 14 and add to the avocado pieces 15.

Add a pinch of salt 16 and pepper, mash with a fork 17 to obtain a puree. Wash the tomatoes, cut them into small pieces 18,

add them to the avocado pulp and stir to mix the ingredients together 19. Toast the blanched almonds 20, taking care not to burn them, then start composing your tartare. Use a 30 in diameter ring mold and a spoon to create the first layer of avocado cream 21.

Add the diced and marinated salmon 22, smooth off the surface and delicately remove the ring mold 23. Garnish the plate with the almond shards and finely chopped chives 24, then serve your salmon tartare with avocado and toasted almonds.

Storage

It is recommended that the salmon tartare is enjoyed freshly prepared. Alternatively, you can store it for no more than around 12 hours, in a sealed container. Freezing is not recommended.

Tip

Add 2 tea spoons of soy sauce for a more savory and decisive flavor, or some diced mango for a more vibrant note!

For the safe consumption of raw, marinated or semi-cooked fish

Before consuming raw, marinated or semi-cooked fish, it is recommended that you freeze it for at least 96 hours at -0.4°F in a home freezer with 3 or more stars, in accordance with Italian Ministry of Health guidelines.