Carpaccio di Salmone

pronounced: car-PAH-cho dee sal-MOH-neh
Raw cured salmon salad

Carpaccio is traditionally a dish of raw meat or fish (such as beef, veal, venison, salmon or tuna) generally thinly sliced or pounded thin and served as an appetizer.

1 salmon fillet (skin-on OK)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp capers
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 sprigs flat parsley (optional)
Lemon or Orange slices (optional)


1. Season salmon generously with kosher salt and ground pepper on both sides.
2. Refrigerate salmon 24 hrs, flipping it in it's brine every so often.
3. Freeze salmon fillet.
4. While frozen slice paper thin on a bias.
5. Arrange slices on platter.
6. Dress with a little olive oil
7. Top with capers and onion slices
8. Garnish with parsley, lemon slices or orange segments (optional)


Use fresh tuna or even trout.
Top with parmigiano shavings.
Serve on a bed of arugula or mesclun greens.
Add a few oil-cured olives.
Add to a tomato-wine cream sauce at the last second and toss with penne.

Copyleft (2010) The Budget Gourmet

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