French Taste: Salmon Rillettes

Appetizer, Dinner | January 23, 2013 | By

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This may quickly become my next go-to appetizer, replacing the tapenade pinwheels (more on those later) which were also from Laura Calder‘s French Taste — one of my favourite cookbooks.

Quick and easy to throw together AND another great use for leftover salmon!

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Salmon Rillettes

Recipe from the Food Network Canada website here.
and my modified version, with the ingredients at hand:

1/3 cup butter, softened
1.5 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon shallot, chopped
1 tablespoon chives and flat-leaved parsley, chopped
2 filets leftover cooked salmon, coarsely chopped
1 lemon, juiced
coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Mix the butter, sour cream, shallot, and herbs. Add the salmon and season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Put into a nice glass jar or bowl, leave in the fridge to cool and set, but let it soften at room temperature before serving.

Delicious with any type of cracker.

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