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Dilmah Lapsang Souchong Cured Salmon Tataki with Oscietra Caviar and Baby Greens

Food : Appetisers

Dilmah Lapsang Souchong Cured Salmon Tataki with Oscietra Caviar and Baby Greens


  • 1 litre Water
  • 8 tbsp Dilmah Lapsang Suchong Tea
  • 50gm Sugar
  • 70gm Salt
  • 1 tbsp Black peppercorn
  • 900gm Norwegian salmon (skinless, boneless)

For the salad

  • 30gm Caviar Oscietra
  • 300gm Baby carrot (peeled, thinly sliced)
  • 50pcs Kyuri (sliced round)
  • 200gm Yellow frisee
  • 30pcs Sundried cherry tomato
  • 10gm Chervil / micro green (to garnish)
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil

For the creamy tea dressing

  • 4 tsp Dilmah Lapsang Suchong Tea
  • 160gm Water
  • 100gm Mayonnaise
  • To taste Salt & pepper


Boil the water, pour in the tea leaves

Let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. Remove for the heat, pour in the salt, sugar and peppercorn. Whisk it until dissolve. Let it steep for 20 minutes.

Trim the fish if needed, cut it like a square shape approx. 2cm x 2cm. Roughly about 80-90g x 10pcs.

Place in a food grade container, pour in the tea mixture, and just ensure the tea covers the salmon fillet.

Marinate the fish for 45 minutes then remove from the mixture. Pat dry.

In a hot pan, sear the fish to get a caramelized at all sides but raw in the middle.

Place the salmon in a chiller to cool it down. After being chilled, slightly press the fish to flakes apart. Ready to serve.

For the salad

Toss the salad in a mixing bowl. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Season to taste.

For the creamy tea dressing

Boil the water, pour in the tea leaves. Let it simmer 1-2 minutes.

Remove from heat, steep for 15 minutes.

Once cool, mix with the mayonnaise. Season to taste.

Assembly / Finishing

Place on the serving plate with the tea oil satay.

Dress the skewers with the chili cumin tea oil & finely chopped Chinese parsley.

1 wedge or cheek of both lemon and lime for garnish.

Place the tea satay sauce into a ramekin and place on the plate.

Serve immediately.

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah t-Series Designer Gourmet Teas

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • t-Series Lapsang Souchong