Friday, March 12, 2010

Smoked Salmon Tart

Are you looking for a unique appetizer, or a breakfast, lunch or dinner entree  for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day or Easter holidays?  A Smoked Salmon Tart is delicious, easy to make,and perfect for any time of the year.

You can use your favorite brand of smoked salmon, either domestic or imported, as long as it is boneless and non oily.  I also look for a low sodium brand, so I would not use a salty lox style salmon. 
The savory crust contains cheese and ground almonds which makes it flaky and delicious. Although I made this in a eight inch, removable bottom tart pan, this recipe creates enough filling and dough that you could bake it in a regular pie plate if your prefer.

Smoked Salmon Tart

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup grated Gruyere or ementhal cheese
1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and diced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup ground almonds


8 oz. smoked wild salmon,sliced in small strips
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup plain  yogurt
8 oz. creamy goat cheese
1 tbsp. grated red onion (optional)
1 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon (optional) I used chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 drops Tabasco


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare crust:

Crush 1/3 cup of almonds in food processor or food mill
Cut butter into flour, add salt, cheese and almonds and blend until crumbly.
Press into bottom and sides of a buttered standard-size tart pan or pie plate. Reserve some crumbs for top of tart if desired.

Prepare Filling:

In food processor, pulse sour cream, yogurt and goat cheese until blended.
Add 1/2 beaten eggs, pulse until incorporated, add remaining eggs, pulse until blended.
Add smoked salmon and pulse until blended, but with some small bits of salmon still visible.
Add Tabasco,lemon juice, onion and tarragon. Blend in with spatula.
Pour into prepared tart shell, cover with remain crumbs.Bake in the middle of oven for 30-45 minutes, depending on your oven. When top rises and is brown, it's done.
Remove from oven and let sit at least 10 minutes before serving. 
Cut into small slices if serving as an appetizer, or larger slices for an entree.

I'm in Colorado this week visiting my son, daughter-in-law and grandson, so please forgive me if my visits to your blog or replies to comments are a little sporatic.  I'll catch up with everyone when I'm back home in a few days.  Thanks!


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Anonymous said...

Hi Pat

The tart looks delicious, I will have to try it, I thnk it will be great in the summer with some salad having it Al Fresco!!

Have a great time with the family. It is Mothering Sunday here in the UK this weekend so I am hoping my son and daughter and their family will come and visit. Jackie

Sea Witch said...

Your tart looks delicious but I must share that the words "salmon" and "tart" together turn off the "lets eat command" for me. Sort of like saying, "How about a nice dish of whipped fish." Have a wonderful time in CO visiting your grandchild. I have three raviolis living in Colorado myself. Sea Witch

La Petite Gallery said...

Oh Boy! That is a recipe I need I have some girls comming. Thought it was a quiche.. I love this.
Hope I can do the pastry..


Old Kitty said...


I would love to be able to bake such a perfect crust as that!

I might just try the pastry - I'm still finding it very difficult to do but your GORGEOUS pics makes me want to try again!!

And it's also cheesy pastry and I love cheesy pastry!

Thank you so much for sharing! Coincidentally, I've been given a cook's measuring cup that has the American cup measurement so how can I go wrong?!?LOL!

I hope you are having a great time in Colorado and I hope your adorable grandson is enjoying all his lovely books!

Take care

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!

Wow! You make the best dishes!! I love smoked salmon and I'm gonna have to try this. Thanks for the recipe Pat.

I don't want to miss wishing you the dandiest of St Patricks Days!!! Will our Irish lass be doing something outstandin' for grand day??

Hugs, Sherry

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous smoked salmon tart Pat. I'm bookmarking this for sure.

It looks magnificent on your Vincent van Gogh's starry nights plates and we have eaten in that very restaurant in Arles. We visited Provence where he painted for many years and actually stayed on the street where he painted several of his most famous works.

Thanks again for this recipe. It will definitely come in handy. Enjoy Colorado.

Allie and Pattie said...

Pat, it's a Lenten Friday and I have the ingredients- I'll be making this for lunch! Thank you!
xoxo Pattie

Tracy said...

This is GORGEOUS, Pat! Thank you for this recipe... I have to make this--love everything about it! Hope you are having a lovely week in CO with your family. Happy Days, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Hope you're having a great time with that little cutie Pat. This tart looks so wonderful - I'm going to make it for my Italian ladies' chit-chat group.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Pat, I am printing your recipe right now. Smoked salmon is a big favorite for me. Night before last, I was solo for dinner as my husband was in Chicago, and I made angel hair pasta with smoked salmon...a little lemon, tiny bit of onion and some good butter and it was so yummy. Party season is coming up and your recipe will be appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend.
♥, Susan

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, I hope you have a fab tinm visiting with the family. Grand children are precious!

Junie Moon said...

What a beautiful tart, Pat! Thank you for sharing your photos and the recipe. Enjoy your special time with your family.

Debbie said...

I have to be honest, I never ate salmon, just no desire, not a big fish eather.....however that looks really really good!~ Have a great weekend:)

Grace said...

What a beautiful looking tart. I will definately have to make this.
Enjoy your family and have a wonderful wonderful trip. Grace xoxo

Kathleen said...

That looks delicious!
Have fun, NY Pat! :)

Helen said...

MMMMMMMM .... I will have to try this! We have so much wonderful salmon out here in Oregon. I make a mean crab meat quiche, but this sounds even better!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Pat! I love this salmon tart! DELICIOUS!

Hoping that you are having a wonderful time with your family. Love that you are getting to spend time with them.

Wish you could be with us in Florida as we celebrate Claudie's birthday. Saving a piece of cake for you...


Sheila :-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

this looks delicious Pat! & i love the serving dish too.

Riet said...

That looks like a delicious salmon tart. I love smoked salmon so I am going to try it some day soon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how exciting... Glad you are in CO spoiling that grandbaby.... Take some pictures to share when you get home...

Thanks for the tart recipe... Sounds good.

Have a great weekend.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Now was not a good time for me to visit this blog. I am hungry and I like anything with all I wanted to do was to reach out through the computer and grab a slice of this smoked salmon tart. Thanks for the great looking recipe.

Hope you are having a good time in CO.

RNSANE said...

Sounds absolutely scrumptious, Pat!! I can't wait to try it.

Have fun with your family in Colorado. I am so glad to be home in San Francisco and sleeping in my own bed again. I miss seeing my mother but she is so unlike the mother I know and love!

Donna said...

Oh, this looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Pat.

Have a good time with your family!

Elie's Papel said...

this looks soooo good! have a nice weekend!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Pat...Now that looks yummy!...Sort of quiche-ish and frenchy! And I love smoked salmon! Happy Friday!...Debbie

steviewren said...

Pat, I hope you are having a great time with your family. The tart makes my mouth water and I'm not even a big fish fan.

M.Kate said...

Hungry! Hungry! and more hungry ;P
Havent had breakfast yet..just the picture to give me more inspiration :) Happy weekend Pat..hugs/M

My name is PJ. said...

It certainly looks delicious! I'm not much of a fan of 'smoked' flavoring. Everyone else here is....

Have a great weekend!!

Vee said...

Ohhhh, love those plates! Hope you're having fun!!

nanny said...

Looks wonderful, esp. on that beautiful plate....

Have a great visit with family!!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

Pat, I'm trying this next week. I love tarts and salmon and so do my kids. Thank you for the recipe.

Annesphamily said...

Yummy! I love salmon! My dream is to travel to Alaska. Thanks for your nice comments. I will search youyr blog for your post with the poem "You & I". Great minds think alike Pat! Happy weekend to you!

Annesphamily said...

Hi from me to you in Colorado! Someday perhaps we can meet! Enjoy the family!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Pat
thanks for popping over my way!! that quiche looks scrumptious and now I am craving it... I do occasionally cook.. haha and when I do it is quiche or chicken soup! will have to add this recipe to the small collection... Have a great weekend.. xx Julie

diane said...

Yum Yum that one is going in my recipe folder.

Laura in Paris said...

I made a smoked salomn quiche also. I will post it soon with a link to your post!

happily retired gal said...

Looks especially delicious ;-)
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs and blessings,

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

That looks wonderful Pat! The crust sounds really good too...yum:)

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The Gathering Place said...

By the way, I will have to try your tart. I love salmon!

Michael Lee West said...

What a great Foodie Friday post. The salmon is perfect for a tart--but I never thought to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

Claudia said...

Yay, fabulous - it isn'tall corned beef and cabbage. Love all the ingredients. Happy St. Pat's Day! The Irish love their fish!

Anonymous said...

Hope you are having a lovely time Pat.

Love all fish -I got salmon in herbs for Mother's Day with new potatos. Delish!

shreveeve said...

This tart sounds yummy!! Just like all of your recipes. I still make several vats of your lentil soup recipe during the cold months. Thanks for such a great blog!

Sue Del Mar said...

My husband is also from Brooklyn (Bay 8th Street), in fact his sister still lives in the house they were born in. I can purchase some lovely italian cookies from a shop on 18th in Brooklyn, but I would rather like to know how to bake them myself. They are a little doughie - S shape some of them, some half dipped in chocolate, but all in all taste the same. Would you happen to have a receipe for them?