Salmon Tartare


Salmon tartare is a beautifully simple preparation of raw fish that is a celebration of freshness! The thing I love about this dish is the magic worked by the lemon juice. As well as imparting a sharpness, the acid in the lemon juice affects the protein in the fish, causing a cooked texture on the surface of the meat whilst leaving the center rare and soft. Serve with buttered crusty brown toast.

close up view of Salmon Tartare with onions and fresh herbs, on a wooden board with cornichons and lemons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 (5 ounce) very fresh salmon fillet

  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh chives

  • 1 teaspoon minced cornichon (small pickled cucumber)

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Remove salmon skin and cut out the grey-colored bloodline so you have only the shiny pink flesh. Cut salmon into small cubes and place in a bowl.

  2. Stir in shallot, parsley, chives, pickle, lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper. Let marinate for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
8g Fat
1g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 272mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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