Posted by Corine
OK, I really want to share with you this recipe from top French Chef, Cyril Lignac, that I make all the time because it is affordable and easy but also very fancy and trendy! So make sure to try it if you are a fan of marinated raw fish and you would like to please yourself and your guests around the dinner table. Plus it is the perfect dish for the warmer summer months… not that it feels like it in London today!
What do you need for 4 to 6 people (depending on the dish being served as a starter or a main)?
1 salmon filet (no bones, no skin) ; 4 shallots ; 4 limes ; 2 bunches of basil ; 2 tablespoons of sugar ; 2 tablespoons of salt ; 1 teaspoon of black
pepper ; olive oil ; salt & pepper
How to proceed?
- Peel and chop the shallots. Squeeze the limes. Chop the basil. Then mix all these ingredients with the sugar, salt and pepper.
- Spread some of the mixture evenly in a dish. Place the salmon fillet over it and cover with the rest of the mixture. Add some olive oil. Cover and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
- Drain the marinade before cutting the salmon fillet into thin slices.
- Use a cold dish or plates (place in freezer for a little while beforehand) to serve the salmon. Add some chopped shallots and basil on top. Drizzle some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Tips … Make sure to serve this dish cold! Also try serving it with toasts to add texture and complement the dish.
Et voilà! Please give this post a thumbs-up if you can’t wait to try this recipe for yourself!