Beetroot tartare can be used to accompany smoked or pickled fish and cold meats

Mark Hix recipe: Beetroot tartare

Serves 4-6

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Mark Hix recipe: Salmon salad with pink grapefruit

Serves 6-8

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Serves 6-8

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Serves 4

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