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This series features me, Michelle – a writer and soccer mom from
the Rocky Mountains – my husband and two kids, some beautiful Vital Choice seafood and lots
of regular home cooking.
I want to feature the products and
preparations you're curious about.
Have a suggestion? Question?
Recipe you want me to test?
Have you ever made a dish so incredible that you turned around and made it again right
Tartare is simply raw meat or fish that''s been finely
chopped with other fresh ingredients.
This sockeye salmon tartare
was so delicious that I made it twice … in the same day!
gobbled up the first batch in five minutes flat, so in 10 minutes I whipped up a second
There was zero "fishy” flavor ... even my picky seven-
year-old son liked it, and that's saying something!
this simple, fresh recipe is a crowd-pleaser that's big on flavor and nutrition, with
Please don't be intimidated by serving raw salmon to your
Vital Choice sockeye salmon is flash-frozen within hours
of harvest, so it''s 100% sushi-grade and perfectly safe and delicious to enjoy
Any variety of skinless-boneless Vital Choice salmon will
do – use whatever you have in the freezer.
A few notes for the cook
I took my portions out of the
freezer about 8 hours before preparing this dish.
That proved the
ideal thawing period, as the portions were still barely frozen in the thickest parts, which
made for easier slicing.
And the salmon thawed completely once it
was diced and combined with the other ingredients.
I served my
Sockeye Salmon Tartare on organic corn chips made with organic oil and sea salt – you can
also serve this on flatbread, crackers or even fresh endive
This is what I consider a "kitchen sink” recipe – my
version has a distinctive southwestern flavor, with fresh lime juice, jalapeno and
However, you could easily make this more Mediterranean by
including capers and seeded, diced tomatoes, or more Asian in influence with fresh ginger
and a dash of sesame oil.
I look forward to hearing how you
modified this recipe – send me a note and let me know what you think. I promise you won't
Sockeye Salmon Tartare
Makes 3-4 appetizer-sized
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
tablespoon neutral cooking oil of choice (e.g., avocado oil, canola oil or macadamia nut oil
small cucumbers, diced, about ½ cup (I did not peel mine)
¼ cup red onion, finely
½ to 1 whole jalapeno, seeded (if you like) and finely minced
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 ripe avocado, halved and diced
Organic corn chips for serving
- Whisk fresh lime
juice and oil together in the bottom of a medium-size mixing bowl and season to taste with
- Add diced cucumber, minced onion, minced jalapeno, chopped cilantro and diced
avocado and stir to combine with lime juice and oil.
- Halve each salmon portion
lengthwise into two, flat sheets and season each with salt to taste.
- Cut the salmon
into ¼-inch cubes.
- Gently stir salmon cubes into other ingredients to combine. Top
organic corn chips with salmon tartare and serve immediately.
rating: 4+ out of 4 stars
Like you, I have a passion for beautiful-yet-healthy food
that's easy to prepare.
do love making the occasional "fancy” dinner, most of the time I'm short on time and have a
house full of hungry people who want to eat NOW.
I'm not a professional
chef – just a busy mom who loves to cook and who's focused on that intersection of healthy
I want this series to
feature the products and preparations you're curious about.
suggestion? Question? Recipe you want me to test?