Smocked Citrus Salmon
Last week, I attended a work dinner at Fig & Olive, in the meatpacking. For those non-New Yorkers, the "meatpacking" is a neighborhood in NYC running south from West 14th to Gansevoort Street and east from the Hudson River to Hudson Street. Fig & Olive, is one of those rare chain restaurants that gets it right every time! I have been to 3 out of 6 of their locations, multiple times, and have never once been disappointed. In fact, each time I go, I love it even more... if that is even possible. Last week we had a rather large group, so naturally we had a prix fixe menu, and even though the options to choice from where less than usual, it was still hard to pick my appetizer, main course, and dessert. Okay, the dessert was easy... I'm not a fan of chocolate, so the apple tart was an obvious choice. Fast forward an hour, and the appetizer was by far my favorite of the night. I went with the salmon crudo which was, in one word, incredible! As I savored every bite, I knew this was getting recreated at my place ASAP and recreate I did.
While the citrus + salmon are the leading ladies, the pink himalayan salt and dill are what really bring this dish over the top! In the original, at Fig & Olive, they used raw salmon, however I choose to go with a smoked wild salmon, as it was a little easier to come by. I also omitted the scallions, as I didn't want them to distract from the dill/salt combo. This dish is SO easy to make and perfect for an appetizer at a dinner party or for breakfast, as I enjoyed this weekend.
Heres what you need... (serves 1)
- 1/2 package wild smoked salmon (make sure it is wild caught... don't be fooled by types of salmon that have wild in the name)
- 1/2 clementine
- 1/4 a small grapefruit
- 1/2 tablespoon dill
- 1/4 tablespoon pink himalayan salt
- A drizzle of olive oil
What to do...
- Sprinkle the salt and spread on plate
- Place salmon on top of salt
- Peel and slice clementine and grapefruit, place as much as you like on top of salmon
- Chop dill and sprinkle on top
- Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy!
Seriously, it doesn't get more simple and delicious than this! Please, give it a try and let me know how you like it. And if you ever find yourself in NY or LA, be sure you check out Fig & Olive, you won't be disappointed.