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Salmon Tartare

The holidays are just around the corner, and we are super excited to partner with Maille to create a festive holiday appetizer that’s delicious, easy, and sure to impress!

I love throwing big dinner parties and making it fancy! After all, who doesn’t love to be treated to something truly special? But fancy doesn’t have to mean difficult. For a real special occasion appetizer, my mind went to salmon tartare with caviar. I love the savory, ocean briny flavor of fresh and smoked salmon, paired with the tart, mildly pungent flavor of whole grain mustard. Caviar really takes it over the top for a festive meal, but the salmon tartare is just as delicious without it.

Prep time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.


  • 1/2 loaf nut & seed bread, thinly sliced and toasted
  • 1/4 pound smoked salmon
  • 1/2 pound skinless fresh salmon fillet (sushi quality)
  • 2 tbsp black caviar (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Maille Old Style mustard
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Cut the salmon and smoked salmon into small dice.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine salmon, red onion, mustard, olive oil, and dill. Season with salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice to taste.
3. To serve, spoon salmon tartare into a ring mold on a plate, and press down lightly. Spoon caviar over salmon tartare, and serve with bread.

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