Tuna Rillettes

Tuna Rillettes

I spent the day pulling molding off the walls in one of our bedrooms; the baseboards and the molding around the door.  Other than the rug burns on my knees, I enjoyed the process.  It felt good to pull out the old to prepare for the new.  Oh, the possibilities!

This was a good week for a simple French Fridays with Dorie selection.  We made an appetizer called Tuna Rillettes.  According to The Food Lover’s Companion, rilettes is a pâté-like spread usually made from pork or other meats, including fish.  I had a wonderful pork rillettes recently at Campo here in Reno.

Tuna Rillettes

Tuna Rillettes couldn’t be easier to make.  Chunk light tuna, sliced shallot, curry powder, a pinch of allspice, crème fraîche, and salt and pepper are placed in a small food processor and whirred until it is fully blended and becomes a nice spread.  After a rest in the refrigerator, spread on crackers and enjoy!

Tuna Rillettes

Yum, this was good!  I enjoyed it as an appetizer one day and for lunch the next.  The subtle curry flavor was delicious.  I did an experiment on my husband:  I asked him to guess the main ingredient.  He couldn’t figure it out, but did enjoy the rillettes very much.

Have a great weekend!

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14 responses to “Tuna Rillettes

  1. I like that. I am going to give this a try. I am always looking for a snack ideas instead of cookies. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. If your hubby couldn’t discern the curry, maybe I should have made Bill give it a try :) Glad you enjoyed!

  3. This recipe really does transform the tuna, doesn’t it? I really enjoyed these rillettes. And you made them looks so pretty. Everyone was worried about photographing them, but I think they turned out to be quite photogenic.

  4. I agree. you did a great job showing these off!

  5. I want to know what you’re doing with the bedroom! :D

  6. Its quite a treat after a hard day’s work at renovation! Very lovely pictures!

  7. I am happy you liked it too! I fell in love with tuna all over again with this recipe!

  8. I enjoyed this too. The curry added something special to the spread. I can’t wait to make it again.

  9. We really enjoyed this one…I thought the flavors were quite subtle, too! Glad it was a winner for your family!

  10. Your dish looks delicious. And your project sounds exciting!!

  11. I loved how easy this was.
    House projects are such a pain – but aren’t the end results wonderful?

  12. Your Tuna Rillettes look really good, much smoother than mine. I am glad everyone enjoyed it.

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