RECIPE: Simply Scrumptious Salmon Tartare

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Everybody knows that salmon swim upstream to spawn. Well, even if you didn’t know it, it’s important that the salmon knows it. Did you know that they usually die after their upstream “swim and spawn”? When I was a kid I used to go every Sunday to my school’s Swim and Gym”, but I’m still here. I guess that wasn’t as hard.

The salmon had to undergo a gargantuan task so that we can enjoy the benefits of their labor (seems rather selfish of us, doesn’t it?). Luckily, we do not have to undergo any Herculean effort to enjoy the results of this simple, simple recipe, one of the easiest you will ever find.


Simply Scrumptious Salmon Tartare


Prep time: 15 minutes • Cook time: 0 minutes • Yields: 15-20 “discs”

8 oz diced smoked salmon
2 tsp finely chopped red onion
1 tsp finely chopped capers
1 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper
1 tsp finely chopped fresh dill
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp sour cream
10-12 baguette slices 1/2” thick

Mix all ingredients together. Toast baguette slices lightly. Spread tartare on baguette slices and serve.


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