Salmon Crudo with Shallots, Lemon, and Capers

Salmon Crudo with Shallots, Lemon, and Capers
Photo by Rachael Martin

Crudo, meaning raw in Italian, generally refers to a dish of thinly sliced fish, simply dressed with little more than olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. This recipe adds a few key ingredients but is wholly dependent on the freshness of the fish. Feel free to play with flavors — herbs, chile flakes, ginger — so many possibilities!

Salmon Crudo with Shallots, Lemon, and Capers | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Total time: 10 min
Serves: 2


  • 1 portion coho, sockeye, or king salmon, skin and pin bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers, drained
  • ½ lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • Coarse sea salt


Slice Salmon

Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the salmon. Wipe the blade with a damp towel between slices to prevent dragging and tearing.


Arrange the fish on plates and sprinkle with the shallots and capers. Squeeze the lemon over top and drizzle generously with olive oil. Season with salt and serve right away.

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Pro Tips

Pair it Up

Pair it Up

A minerally white wine from the Mediterranean will be a winner. Seek anything fresh and dry from Greece or Italy.


*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

Salmon Crudo with Shallots, Lemon, and Capers Recipe | Sitka Salmon Shares

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