Indian Spiced Salmon Tartare

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Salmon tartare is infused with the distinctive flavor of Indian seasonings. The apples, bananas, and cucumbers add a sweet, fresh flavor.


Curry mayonnaise:
2 tsp. vegetable oil
2 tbsp. onion, finely diced
2 tbsp. apple, peeled and finely chopped
2 bananas, finely chopped
6 tbsp. warm water
4 tsp. curry powder
6 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 tbsp. sour cream
Salt and pepper


24 oz. salmon, skinned and boned, 1⁄4-dice
2 oz. cucumber, 1⁄4-in. dice
2 1⁄2 tbsp. curry mayonnaise
20 chives, thinly sliced, (reserve 1⁄2 for garnish)
1 lemon, freshly squeezed
Hot sauce, as needed


1. In a small pot, heat oil and cook onions until soft, about 2 min. Add apples and bananas and cook 4-5 min. more, stirring continuously.

2. Add water and cook 4 min. longer. Allow to cool and add mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper. Transfer to blender and mix until smooth, adding water if necessary.

3. In a large, cold bowl, combine tartare ingredients and mix well with a cold spoon. Chill until ready to plate.

4. Serve tartare on fried Indian pappadams (can be purchased at an Indian grocery), sprinkle with reserved chives, and serve with curry mayonnaise.

Source: Recipe from Chef John Villa

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