Avocado Mousse with Ocean Trout Tartare and Caviar Recipe
Avocado Mousse with Ocean Trout Tartare and Caviar
Flavors of Australia
Total time: 15 to 30 minutes
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: None
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note
This is a refreshing and sophisticated first course, quick and simple to make. The quality of the dish depends on the choice of avocados, which must be very ripe but without any bitterness: therefore, no bruises or black marks.

"As for the tartare," Massimo explains, "I don't cut my fish into thin slices but retain all its texture by dicing it finely. Otherwise it quickly tends to take on a puréed texture, and since we already have a mousse, we don't want a second one: it is the contract of textures that is so pleasant in the mouth."

The ceviche dressing comes from South American cuisine. This is an excellent way to marinate fish.

Served in a martini glass, this is a very colourful first course, in shades of green, orange and yellow. "I finish it with a few strips of gold leaf because I believe that visual pleasure is as important as the pleasure of eating well."

A good Italian, Massimo suggests a few drops of olive oil to create a richer texture, though, as he himself will admit, there is already avocado and an oily fish in this dish, but "olive oil lovers will appreciate the extra touch."

- 2 Avocados
- 200 (7 oz.) Ocean Trout
- A few cilantro leaves, chopped
- Ceviche vinaigrette
- Juice of 1 lemon or lime
- A pinch of chili powder (optional)
- 1 red onion, in very fine dice
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- A few drops of soy sauce instead of salt (the soy sauce combines better with the raw fish)
- Pepper

Making the Avocado Mousse

  1. Scoop out the flesh from the avocados and place in a blender;
  2. With the machine running, drizzle in just a little olive oil to create a smooth, creamy purée; season with salt and pepper to taste;
  3. Drizzle in a little lemon juice to keep the avocado very green and to give a little extra flavour.

Making the Tartare and Ceviche Dressing

  1. Cut the trout fillet into tiny dice, using a very sharp knife like the kind used for sashimi;
  2. in a bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing.


  1. Place the avocado mousse in the bottom of a martini glass; top with the trout tartare and the trout caviar;
  2. drizzle with the dressing; serve immediately.
Veuve Cliquot champagne
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An original recipe from the Mosaic restaurant in Sydney, Australia
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