Saturday, March 12, 2011

Salmon Tartare

Raw fish...yum! Get the fish from a fish monger. The stuff in the super market case wrapped in plastic won't cut it. Ask for sushi grade salmon. Be sure to let the fish monger know you plan to eat this raw. If the color runs away from his face and he gets a shocked look, he doesn't have what you are looking for. As a backup plan, the vacuum packed freezer stuff is usually okay. There really is no need to freak out. The salt and lemon pretty much cures the fish. No bacteria can possibly survive in that amount of acid.

1/4 lb. of raw salmon, diced as small as possible
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 lemon, juice and zest
2 tbsp. of capers, chopped
big drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. of celery seed
salt and pepper to taste
6 leaves of fresh basil, chopped

Combine above ingredients. Try to keep it cold. Don't keep it out too'll kill your friends. Enjoy! We suggest eating it with some freshly made ciabatta bread.

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