Parfait of Salmon and Tuna Tartares with Crème Fraîche

Parfait of Salmon and Tuna Tartares with Crème Fraîche
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Can't decide between salmon or tuna tartare? Parfait them.

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10
Servings
237
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup crème fraÎche
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rings
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped capers
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon zest
  • 4 Teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons ground horseradish
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped coriander
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped chervil
  • 10 Ounces yellowfin tuna, diced
  • 10 Ounces salmon, ground
  • 2 Teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 Teaspoons ground pepper
  • 10 Ounces caviar, Osetra

Directions

Whip the crème fraÎche until thick, and stiff peaks are formed.  Reserve in the refrigerator. 

Combine the shallots and 4 tablespoons olive oil in a small saucepan and sauté until the shallots are translucent. Place the shallots in a bowl and add the capers, lemon zest, soy sauce, horseradish, coriander, and chervil. Mix until combined.

Divide the shallot mixture into 2 equal parts. Combine one half with diced tuna; combine the other half with ground salmon. Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper each to the tuna mixture and salmon mixture and mix until all ingredients are combined.

Lightly brush the inside of 10 rings or molds with olive oili. Place waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Place molds on the cookie sheet.

Place 2 tablespoon of tuna mixture in each mold. Smooth the tuna mixture with back of spoon. 

Add 2 tablespoons of the crème fraîche. Smooth with the blade of a flat knife, making sure that crème fraîche is level with the top of the mold.  Last add 2 tablespoons of the salmon mixture and smooth. You should have 3 equal layers.

Chill in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours. Place each ring or mold on a plate and gently remove mold, leaving parfait on plate. Serve with toast.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
199mg
66%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
81µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
7µg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
82mg
8%
Choline, total
156mg
37%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
102mg
32%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
230mg
33%
Selenium, Se
49µg
89%
Sodium, Na
656mg
44%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
62g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Parfait Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Parfait Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.