Salmon Rillettes

I am fresh back from vacation, a Caribbean cruise, and adjusting to life back on land and in the kitchen again.  I did a make-up recipe this week for French Fridays with Dorie as I had most of the ingredients for it.  My head is still in a fog and on the wrong time zone but despite that I still made something good.

This salmon rillettes recipe contains; smoked salmon, salmon filet poached, shallot, butter, lemon rind and Chile pepper.  I had all the ingredients nicely laid out but neglected to put the lemon rind and Chile pepper in the poaching liquid.  Life back on land…

Despite my hiccups, the rillettes turned out delicious.  I had read all your comments prior to making this recipe so I used some of your knowledge while making this.  I used twice as much salmon fillet as needed due to Betsy’s comments at A Plateful of Happiness.  I watched the video post by Kathy at Bakeaway with Me and I learned to rinse the shallot first to get some of the bitterness out.  I neglected to do this with the tuna rillettes and it made a big difference.  I halved the recipe and it still made a lot. Luckily I love salmon and it was the one fish that I did not have on vacation.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Cakelaw says:

    Welcome home! Your rillettes look great, and the crackers are a cute shape.


  2. Kathy says:

    Sounds like you had a great vacation…welcome home! Nice that you got the rillettes done…the salmon was my favorite. Pleased you enjoyed the video! Your rillettes look perfect!! Have a great weekend, Diane!


  3. EmilyC says:

    Caribbean Cruise!!!! Big Envy! Your salmon rillettes FAB! and love that color!


  4. Anonymous says:

    I don't like running behind with the recipes, but when it happens, I do love having the benefit of everyone else's learnings. Happy to hear that you were able to pick up a few tips for the rillettes.


  5. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back! That cruise sounds fabulous. Your rillettes look fantastic! And isn't it nice when you have most of the things on hand? I really did like this recipe though my plan for serving went awry. I need to make them again.


  6. Mary Hirsch says:

    A cruise sounds delightful. Reality bites sometimes although it is always good to return home and get back into a routine. Whenever I make a recipe late, I always read the comment to see what needs to be done differently or who did a different take on the recipe. Even now when I re-make something, I go back and check-out the week we made it. I really loved the salmon rillettes. Of the three kinds we made, these were my favorite.


  7. Jora says:

    Sometimes I prefer making recipes late because you get to take advantage of everyone else's tips. I hope you had a great trip – I love the Carribean!


  8. Sounds like you had a lovely vacation!We really enjoyed the rillettes too. I think they are one of my new favorite things to make now. (As long as its not the sardine version 🙂 )


  9. Anonymous says:

    I finally got around to making this a few days ago and I loved it! I'm glad it was a hit with you too.


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