Quick-Cured Coho Salmon Appetizer Bites
Prep time: 10 min | Total time: 40 min
Dara Chapman is a long-time member. She recently joined our crew to help lead our culinary efforts while furthering our mission to make seafood cookery easy and approachable. Dara has always been inspired by the premium seafood quality Sitka Salmon Shares provides, and is excited to pass on kitchen-tested recipes, tips, and tutorials to her fellow members. She loves this recipe because it uses a unique, but simple technique to allow the freshness of the salmon to shine. Suffice to say, her appetizer bites are guaranteed to impress at your next special occasion, for friends and family alike.
- ½ lb coho fillet, skin removed and cut into ½ inch cubes
- 3 Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- ½ c sour cream
- ¼ c mayonnaise
- 1 small shallot, minced
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2 Tbsp capers, chopped
- 2 tsp horseradish
- 1 Tbsp chives, minced
- 1 tsp dill, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Crackers, for serving
Toss coho cubes with the salt and sugar. Cure the salmon cubes in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.
Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, capers, horseradish, chives and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon some sauce on crackers and place 2-3 pieces of salmon on top, or lay out a spread of salmon bites, sauce, and crackers for guests to build their own. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.
Dara's pro cooking tip: Have these appetizer bites ready when friends and family arrive, and serve with glasses of brut prosecco.