Taste of Cyprus Local Food Salmon tartare with caper

Salmon tartare with caper

By chef Kyriacos Kyriacou


  • 400 gr fresh salmon fillet without skin and bones
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small spoonful of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (Worcestershire sauce) 2 teaspoons fine lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • ½ cup of caper
  • Salt and black pepper


Step 1:

Cut the salmon into very thin cubes and put it in a non-metallic bowl. Stir mustard, olive oil and sour cream in a bowl and then add the salmon. Stir well and then add chopped onions, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture and keep it covered for 2-6 hours.

Step 2:

Just before serving, add the lemon juice to the salmon. Drain it into a strainer and hold the marinade.

Step 3:

Add the caper to the marinade and divide it into 8 glasses/shots. Add the salmon on top and garnish with the rest of the lemon zest and with small spoonfuls of thyme. Serve it with teaspoons and accompany it with toasted bread.

Top Stories

Access to Troodos controlled by Police

The Police announced that on the basis of the Health Ministry decrees aiming to contain the outbreak of the pandemic, tomorrow Sunday, access to...

129 new cases, four deaths announced on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the death of four persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 183,...

Crowding at Troodos; lots of fines by police

Lots of traffic was today seen at Troodos. In order to maintain order but also to monitor that people respected the measures aiming to...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Sunday 24 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Sunday, 24 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Lidl supermarket, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Glafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal...

Larry King dies at 87

Larry King dies at 87. Photo taken at his concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on January 25, 2012. (Reuters)


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...