Fresh ideas for New Year’s Eve: Salmon Tartare and Cucumber Salsa Verrines

25 Dec

First of all, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas. Hope you all have a great time with friends, family, maybe both…

I won’t spend a lot of time to introduce you the recipe of the day, I just want to give you some fresh ideas for the next event to come… New Year’s Eve almost there…. and it’s always good to have a back-up plan in case the first one went wrong!

Ingredients for the Salmon Tartare:

  • 400g of fresh salmon
  • 200g of smoked salmon
  • pink peppercorns
  • 2 lemons – juice & zest
  • dill (& coriander) freshly chopped

Ingredients for the Cucumber Salsa:

  • 1 cucumber roughly peeled and diced
  • dill freshly chopped
  • 1 lemon juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 400g of greek yogurt


Dice the salmon in small cubes and put it in a bowl.

1-Decoupe Saumon

Roughly chop the herbs, and add them to the salmon.

Add 10-12 pink peppercorns slightly crushed, a little bit of crushed black pepper.

Cover with the lemon juice and zest (you can also use lime if you have some).

Taste and adjust the seasoning. Keep on the side.

2-Mix Tartare

For the cucumber salsa, remove the center of the cucumber and thinly dice it. Put them in a colander to get rid of the excess of water.

Mix the cucumber with the greek yogurt, lemon, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning.


For the presentation, use little “verrines” such as vodka shots or tapas glasses if you want to use the recipe as a starter.

Start with the cucumber salsa then cover with the salmon tartare. Serve it straight away or keep it in the fridge for a few hours.


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