Skip the oven prep: French Top Chef contestant Benjamin Kalifa is dishing on his delicious recipe for Salmon Tartare with Mango. Perfect for the summertime, this refreshing way to savor salmon features numerous health benefits and is a great source of omega-3s.
Once the salmon is cured, the gourmet-inspired salmon recipe calls for less than a dozen ingredients and about half an hour of cook time. If you prepare the ingredients –– including olive oil and lemon juice –– ahead of time, you may be able to whip this plate together in just about 15 minutes.
Not sure how to cure salmon at home? It’s easier than you think. Create a curing mix by combining equal parts sea salt and sugar in a bowl. Make sure the blend is large enough to fully cover the salmon fillets. Add the salmon into a shallow dish, with the curing mix, and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Once the salmon is cured, gather the below ingredients and get started on Kalifa’s recipe. Pro tip: If you can’t find French sea salt, consider Maldon Salt instead. Once the dish is plated, Kalifa suggests pairing the tartare with crunchy black rice and a citrus vinaigrette.
Slice salmon. Peel mango and cut into thin slices.
Rinse and chop chives. Mix chives with chopped salmon and sliced mango.
Sprinkle with lemon and lime and a dash of olive oil. Add some salt and pepper. Keep cool for three hours.
Top tartare with chopped nuts. Mold tartare into pastry ring and place on four plates, packing the mixture well. Carefully remove the circle and serve immediately.