Vanilla salmon tartare with vodka, chives and melba toast
( SERVES 4 )
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|1||Vanilla pod, or 1 tsp of vanilla paste|
|1 tbsp||Olive oil|
|1 to taste||Salt & freshly ground pepper|
|1 to serve||Creme fraiche|
|4 slices||Toast bread slices, (white)|
- Remove the skin and any bones from the salmon then finely dice. Put in a bowl with the vanilla paste (or seeds from one vanilla pod), vodka, oil, chives(finely sliced), juice and zest of 1-2 limes. Mix to combine, cover then leave in the fridge for an hour.
- Just before serving, add the deseeded and diced cucumber (deseeded and finely diced) then season.
- To make the melba toast, preheat oven to 160 degC. Remove bread crusts and either cut into quarters or circles using a cutter. Bake in the oven until dry and crisp. Spread the toast with creme fraiche then top with the salmon.