Salmon Rillettes Recipe
This salmon rillettes recipe is very easy and quick to prepare and is a good chance to get a taste of what is a very popular food in France.
Traditionally rillettes are made with pork, which is chopped, and cooked for a long time in its own fat. This produces a very rich and flavorful mixture that is typically enjoyed spread on toasted bread.
Salmon rillettes are a good option for the less ambitious home cook, as this preparation does not involve hoisting large pieces of pig about the kitchen. Serve this as an appetizer, or along with a small green salad as a starter course. It can even be used as a sandwich spread.
Rillettes au saumon
Makes about 2 cups of salmon rillettes.
Rillettes in FranceRillettes (pronounced ree yet) have been made in France for many centuries. They started out as a very simple mixture of chopped pig meat with maybe a little salt and pepper. The meat was cooked for a long time in a large quantity of pig fat. This preparation offered several advantages to the people of yore:
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