Crudo is a dish consisting of raw seafood and other ingredients to highlight flavors. This crudo plate is simple to put together.

Salmon Crudo with Kumquat, Fennel, and Curry Oil

Use as much fennel and kumquats as you want for the salad. Simply whisk the dressing together and drizzle over the top of the salad.


  • 1 pound fresh wild salmon, sliced across the grain in very thin slices
  • 4-5 kumquats, sliced crosswise
  • Fennel sprigs, and fennel bulb, thinly sliced, as much as needed for plate
  • 2 oranges, segmented
  • Few slices of baby cucumber
  • 1 sashimi pepper, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Small pinch of curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Arrange salmon on a platter, with vegetables and fruit on top.
  2. Whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together, and add in curry powder and salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle on the top.
  3. Serve.
John’s motto is ‘release it unharmed or do it justice on the plate.’ Executive Chef, photographer, and surfer, John photographs ocean marine life when he’s out fishing, and creates masterpieces in the kitchen with what he keeps on deck. His photo works have been used in OEHHA Fish Advisories, National Geographic presentations, and nonprofit marine life groups. When he’s not fishing, he’s making great BBQ. Visit him at, and send him a message using the contact form using the link above.