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Salmon Tartare | Salmon Tartare Recipe | Scottish Food

Scottish Food Recipes & Tasting Notes

We’re a passionate bunch at Monteiths with a real flavour for freshly prepared, locally sourced Scottish food alongside great cocktails. Our team have curated a selection of great food & drink Scottish recipes for you to try at home. Hopefully these give you a taste of what we’re all about.

Salmon Tartare

A stand out from our new Summer menu is without doubt the salmon tartare starter dish with spring onion, lime & arenkha. Here at Monteiths Edinburgh we pride ourself on serving quality Scottish food and we’re fortunate enough in Scotland we have an abundance of salmon. When most people think of tartare steak is normally the first thought that pops into their head however salmon is a fantastic alternative and our take is full of flavour yet quite simple to make at home. Follow our recipe below for a delicious starter to your main meal.

Salmon Tartare (serves 2)


200g skinned salmon fillet

30g avruga caviar/arenkha 

juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 finely chopped spring onion

sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

small bunch of watercress


1. Carefully dice the salmon into cubes approximately 5mm wide

2. Add the salmon, avruga, lemon juice & spring onion to a bowl and gently mix together thoroughly seasoning to taste

3. Align two 7.5cm ring moulds in the centre of two starter plates

4. Divide the tartare mixture evenly between the two ring moulds and lightly press down so the tops are smooth

5. Garnish with dots of avruga and watercress

Select a nice bottle of white wine to accompany your starter and enjoy. 


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