A great snack that is even better if you can get hold of fresh (or fresh-frozen) roe from salmon or trout, or other fish. Ask your fishmonger about availability. Otherwise, use lightly salted salmon roe that is sold in small glass jars.
- 2 tablespoons salmon roe (see headnote)
- 4 salty crackers
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped (2 teaspoons)
- 4 raw quail egg yolks
- 2 to 3 stems chives, finely chopped (1 teaspoon; optional)
Place some of the salmon roe on top of each cracker. Make a small indentation in the middle of the roe, then place 1/2 teaspoon of the shallot and a quail egg yolk in it. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.
From Gastronomer Andreas Viestad.
Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.
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