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Quick-Cured Coho Salmon Appetizer Bites

  • Coho
  • Appetizer
  • Active Time:10 min
  • Total Time:45 min
  • Servings:4
  • Difficulty:Easy
Photo by Kelley Jordan

Dara loves this recipe because it uses a unique, but simple technique to allow the freshness of the salmon to shine. Suffice to say, her appetizer bites are guaranteed to impress at your next special occasion, for friends and family alike.


  • ½ pound coho fillet, skin and pin bones removed, fish cut into ½ inch cubes Available in Our Seafood Subscription Box

  • 3 tablespoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 small shallot, minced

  • Juice of ½ lemon

  • 2 tablespoons capers, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon chives, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dill, chopped

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Crackers, for serving


Toss salmon with the salt and sugar. Cure the salmon in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, then rinse and pat dry.

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, capers, horseradish, chives and dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon some sauce on crackers and place 2-3 pieces of salmon on top, or lay out a spread of salmon bites, sauce, and crackers for guests to build their own. Garnish with chopped parsley or chives.

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Dara's Pro Tip

Have these appetizer bites ready when friends and family arrive, and serve with glasses of brut prosecco.