Salmon Rillettes

This piquant spread from France should have a fairly rough texture.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Salmon Rillettes

Did you change this recipe up a little? We want to know! Share it with us by adding your special Twist.

Did you change this recipe?

Add your Twist

    A twist is a way to share your own spin on our recipies!

    Submit your own twist!


    4 tbsp butter, softened 1 3/4 oz (50 g) jar salmon caviar
    9 oz (250 g) hot-smoked salmon, skinned watercress sprigs, to garnish
    grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon lemon wedges, to garnish
    2 tbsp chopped chives 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, preferably Greek


    Prep: 15 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
    Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions.
    Enter Kitchen View
    • 1

      Beat the butter in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Break up the salmon into small pieces, add to the butter, and mash with a fork.

    • 2

      Add the yogurt, lemon zest and juice, and chives and stir until evenly combined. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

    • 3

      Spoon on to serving plates and top with caviar. Garnish with watercress sprigs and lemon wedges.


    Good with small rounds of pumpernickel to make tasty and attractive canapes.

    The rillettes can be refrigerated for up to 1 day before serving.

    Poached Salmon Rillettes variation: Use the same quantity of poached fresh salmon fillet, removing the skin after the fish has been cooked.

    Connect with Us
    Follow Our Pins

    Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

    Follow Our Tweets

    The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

    On Instagram

    Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

    Do you have a recipe that will knock our socks off?

    Share Yours Now
    Today's Best Saving