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Salmon Tartar, Avocado & Trout by Chef Igor Cikarev at the gibson hotel

This recipe for Tartar of Atlantic Salmon, Avocado, Goatsbridge Trout Caviar, Cucumber Ribbions, Dill Creme Fraiche was created by Chef Igor Cikarev at the gibson hotel. It would be the ideal dish to serve as a light starter or perhaps before a festive feast. This recipe makes six servings.

Salmon Tartar
500g salmon fillet
1 orange
1 lemon
25g dill
50g sugar
50g coarse salt

Tartar Mix
50g gherkins
50g capers
50g shallots
50g crème fraiche
50g salt
20g chives

3 avocado
25ml lime juice
10g salt

Cucumber Ribbons
1 whole cucumber
50g sugar
50ml water
50ml vinegar

Zest the lemon, orange & mix with all other ingredients, including the juice of the orange. Cure the salmon for one day in the fridge in the cure mix. Wash off the salmon, remove the skin & dice up.

Tartar Mix
Very finely dice the gherkins, capers & shallots. Mix in crème fraiche and chopped chives. Set aside.

Blitz the avocado with lime juice & salt until smooth.

Slice cucumber into the ribbons using the vegetable peeler. Sprinkle with some sea salt. Leave in the fridge till needed.

To assemble
Mix the diced salmon with the tartar mix & place in a ring on a plate. Garnish with the cucumber, avocado, thinly sliced baby radish, caviar, cucumber ribbons and dill crème fraiche. Decorate with some micro herbs and serve immediately.

Salmon Tartar


Salmon Tartar Igor Cikarev is the executive head chef at the gibson hotel.

A Russian native from Riga, Igor got his start in the Latvian capital and has continued to grow his experience over the years.

Chef Igor also cooks for many of Ireland’s romance seekers on RTÉ’s popular TV show, First Dates, which is filmed at the gibson hotel in Dublin.

Stay up-to-date with all of the latest news from the gibson hotel here.

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