Salmon rillettes

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Salmon rillettes

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:24 pm

La di da! I saw that New Scandinavian Cooking guy, Andreas Viestad, do this, and HAD to try. Unfortunately the salmon we bought from a local market was very sub-par. It still came out good! Next time, even if it's better salmon, I might use a grapefruit spoon to shred the salmon (as I've seen sushi chefs do).

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With real salmon, this has real possibilities: layering the shredded salmon with peppercorns, substituting diced penners for dill, really anything you want. I ended up with chopped green onyawn instead of chives, celery seed, and mustard seed along with dried dill.

Here's the recipe I modified:

Chop salmon into small pieces. Put salmon pieces in a small (1/2 pint) mason-type glass jar with butter, close the lid loosely, and heat up the glass in a bain-marie (a hot water bath). Let simmer until the fish cooked through, about 20-25 minutes. When the fish is done, stir in salt, dill, and chives.

Heat more butter until light and nutty, and pour it on top. Cover while the mixture is still hot – this will seal the jar. Refrigerate.

Serve on slices of toasted rye bread with shredded red cabbage, carrot marmalade, mustard, and dill.

Ingredients:
1/3 lb. salmon meat
2 tbs. butter, divided
Salt to taste
1 tsp. dill seeds
2 tsp. ch fresh dill or 1 tsp dried
2 tsp ch chives
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Re: Salmon rillettes

Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:34 pm

Looks Larapin :salut: :cheers: - - - what would you compare it to ? :tup:
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Re: Salmon rillettes

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:44 pm

Not lox, the texture is not slimy...if you've ever had peppered, smoked salmon, this would be similar. Maybe also close to canned tuna or salmon, but the advantage is adding whatever flavors you prefer.

There's only a teeny bit left now. :laughing7:

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Re: Salmon rillettes

Postby Professor Bunky » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:22 am

It came out extremely good, especially considering the supermarket salmon we used. :cheers:

Another good point about this technique is that we cooked fish indooors without smelling up the house. :D
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Re: Salmon rillettes

Postby bondobill » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:01 pm

Looks really good. :salut:
If cooking Salmon inside the house stinks the place up,it's far from fresh Salmon.

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Postby Professor Bunky » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:25 pm

Quite true, Bill.
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Re: Salmon rillettes

Postby Sailor Kenshin » Fri May 04, 2018 11:03 am

The recipe was supposed to be from the scrapings after you've used the rest of your whole salmon. We can't catch those here...and probably couldn't afford to buy one.
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Re: Salmon rillettes

Postby castironchris » Fri May 04, 2018 12:15 pm

That looks delicious!!
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