Thursday, December 27, 2012

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Tatare

Smoked Salmon and Avacado Tartare

Our Christmas celebration was wonderful, all our family got together.We had a lot of fun, singing Christmas Carols, taking walks in the countryside and enjoying this special time of the year.
The happiest of us all was our dog Buster, a beagle and like most of his breed  over enthusiastic stuffing himself with food - especially the one he is forbidden to eat the rest of the year!  

Now Christmas is over and we are back to reality worrying about curves that appear somehow more curvaceous than before.

It's probably the only time of the year I'm really looking forward to exercice!
For our New Years Party I was looking for something light, healthy and easy to prepare.
This Tartare is fresh and stylish and you can prepare it some hours in advance.
Ideal for a stress free New Years Eve party!

 You need:
-200g (about 7 ounces) of smoked salmon
-4 spoonful of freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1 1/2 spoonful of freshly grated lemon peel
-1 teaspoon mustard (I prefer Dijon)
-3 spoonful of extra virgin olive oil
-1 ripe avocado
-1 spoonful chopped cilantro
-2 1/2 spoonful of chopped spring onion (white and green parts)
-1 spoonful of chopped capers
-fresh ground pepper

Chop the salmon.
2-3 spoonful of lemon juice
1 spoonful of grated lemon peel
olive oil
spring onions
mix gently with a fork and set aside

Cut the avocado in small pieces and add immediatly 1 spoonful of lemon juice.
add 1/2 spoonful of grated lemon peel,cilantro,salt and pepper.

Put 1/4 of the salmon mix in a ring mold.
add one layer of the avocado mix and finish with another layer of the salmon mix.
Press gently with a spoon and wait for some minutes until shaped.
Remove ring mold gently.

Garnish with fresh rocket and lime flavored mayonnaise.
Serve with fresh baguette.
Serves 2.

 For the lemon flavored mayonnaise:
You need:
1/2  cup of thick mayonnaise
1  teaspoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
Add lime juice,grated lemon peel, salt and pepper to the mayonnaise ,mix gently.

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  1. Replies
    1. And it's not complicated at all to do it:) Happy New Year!

  2. Wow - this looks very beautiful. I really love smoked salmon and the combination of flavors you have here sound great. Happy Holidays!

    1. Happy Holidays to you as well, Amy! And thank you for the nice feedback:)

  3. I like salmon anything, and this looks terrific. Love the idea of pairing the flavor of salmon with avocado - the dish must taste wonderful! Thanks, and have a Happy New Year!

    1. Yes,salmon is one of mother nature's most precious and delicious gifts.
      Apart from that,I think we all need a healthy dosis of Omega3 after all the Holiday celebrations and eating salmon for that purpose is just so much tastier than Vitamin supplements :)
      Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

  4. The salmon is exquisite on all levels. Looks delicious. And I most definitely need to purchase a ring mold!

    Love your beagle, my daughter has a beagle too!
    The variety of cookies.., scrumptious!

    Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Judy!
      So nice to know that you are part of the "Beagle Club" too. Aren’t they adorable? How do you make them stop taking a few samples from your kitchen??? :)
      Happy New Year!

  5. Hi Daniela, drop by to wish Happy New year and wish you all the best in 2013.
    Back tomorrow to read your posting, it's 2.09am in Malaysia.

    With love and hugs to you.

    1. Hi Amelia
      Happy New Year to you and your family as well!
      Big hug from Austria to Malaysia

  6. Hi Daniela, beautiful dish and it sure look very tempting. Love your presentation, very classy.
    Your dog look so cute. And those cookies sure look very addictive. YUMMY!

    P/S Saw your profile photo, you look gorgeous and beautiful.
    Have a lovely week ahead,regards.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Amelia!
      Hope you had wonderful Holidays.
      Our dog, Buster, is currently on a diet because he had too many Christmas treats. :)
      Otherwise you are right, he is really cute and uses all his charme to get as much cookies as possible.

  7. Wow, this looks great! I put avocado in everything now, it's so good! Hope you had a happy holidays

    1. Hi Cathleen,
      I love avocados too, they are so tasty and healthy!
      Hope you had Happy Holidays as well :)

  8. Hi there,
    What happened to the Dijon mustard mentioned in the recipe but not in the preparation?
    Also, what happened to the lime juice mentioned in the preparation but not in the recipe? Perhaps some sort of Quality Review of the recipe and Preparation before publishing it might help!

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  10. I've been watching a lot of Cake Boss with my son comfort recipes and that show is addicting. I don't know about you but I sure would love to be able to make the kind of cakes that Buddy (the star of the show) can put together. The thing I really like is he runs the family bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey and it's a real bakery. Not some hip cupcake shop or health conscious bakery, it's the real deal. So you wonder, is this what it's like to become a pastry chef?


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