Combine salmon, shallot, chives, lemon zest and black pepper in a silver bowl.
Lay out sesame seeds on a plate. With your hands, form smoked salmon balls about 3/4 inch in diameter. Roll in sesame seeds and place on serving platter.
Serve with a tiny dollop of sour cream.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Stuart O'Keeffe, 2010