Medley of New Zealand Salmon: Cold Smoked Salmon, Salmon Tartar, Smoked Salmon Brandade


Serves: 4 portions  


Salmon Tartar 

  • In a bowl mix the fresh salmon, capers, red onion & ½ the diced chives, season with salt. Set aside until ready to serve.
  • Salmon Tartar Chilli Seasoning - heat a small fry pan & add the butter & wholemeal crumbs, lightly fry until golden, remove from the heat & add the paprika, dried chilli & the other ½ of the chives. Mix well & allow to cool - set aside until ready to serve.

Salmon Brandade 

  • Heat a small fry pan & add the shallots & garlic, quickly fry without coloring. Add the salmon, olive oil & potato, stir to mix, allow to cool & transfer to a small bowl. 
  • Add the dill, crème fraiche, lemon juice & season to taste, the mixture should be a firm paste that can be shaped.   

To Serve


  • On 4 selected plates or platters arrange the 3 dish items as follows;
  • 1) Loosely fold the cold smoked salmon (1 slice per plate) & place on the plate, lay slices of cherry tomato on & around the salmon (dehydrated cherry tomatoes also make a great intense garnish) - drop a small amount of horseradish mayonnaise in front of the folded cold smoked salmon.
  • 2) Evenly portion & mould the salmon tartar & position next to the cold smoked salmon, garnish the top with micro-greens & or sprouts. Place a small amount of salmon tartar chilli seasoning in front of each portioned salmon tartar mould.
  • 3) Evenly portion & shape (quenelle is possible) the salmon brandade & place next to the salmon tartar. Place next to the salmon brandade 4-5 thin slices of the toasted mini baguette. Lay some flaky sea salt in front of the brandade. Serve.

Chefs Notes:
This dish displays the versatility of the New Zealand King Salmon across 3 separate methods of preparation. It can be served as a platter dish to share but in this format becomes a very stylish small plate option for formal dinner parties. This dish works very well displayed on a rectangle plate or platter.


About the Chef

New Zealand King Salmon is renowned for its exceptional flavour and for being naturally high in the healthy Omega-3 oil. As a travelling ambassador for New Zealand cuisine I am proud to prepare and showcase our farmed salmon, which due to our isolation and rigorous farming practices is naturally free from ...
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