Friday, May 2, 2014

FFWD ~ Tuna Rillettes

FFWD ~ Tuna Rillettes
Well, here it is friday again! French Friday to be exact! Not only has this week been quite busy for me, it’s gone by so fast. Sprucing up my yard and house for spring has been monopolizing my time; along with hosting a wine tasting party last weekend. Therefore, I am grateful for an easy recipe today. A recipe that would have been a wonderful addition to our appetizer table for our wine tasting party! Next time! 

Dorie offers us three Rillettes in her cookbook “Around My French Table”…this is the first one that I've tried! It was easy to put together. Sardine and Salmon are the other two. No sardines for me, but why didn’t I make the salmon? A soon to be resolved problem! Rillettes is a pâté like spread traditionally made with pork. Dorie’s seafood rendition is scrumptious. Who would think you could turn two cans of tuna into such a delicious seafood spread? 



Surprisingly easy and so good
Surprising to me was how quickly this recipe came together. Place two cans of drained oil packed tuna into your food processor along with a shallot, a little curry and a pinch of quatre-epices or allspice, salt, pepper, a few dollops of crème fraîche and a splash of lemon juice. Give it a whirl in the food processor! Let it cool in the fridge at least an hour, to meld the flavors. That’s it folks!! You now have a wonderful spread to serve at your next get-together!   

I made this late yesterday afternoon, thinking it would be a good snack to serve while my sister-in-law and her husband are visiting this weekend.  While taking my photos, my husband grabbed a slice of french bread smeared with the spread…and then another…and another etc.! Needless to say, he loved it! This was a very quick, easy and delicious recipe! Definitely added to my playbook! Happy Friday everyone!


This recipe can be found in Dorie’s cookbook “Around My French Table” or here, where it was slightly adapted. 


I will be adding this one to my “go to” recipes
A simply delicious appetizer!



   

19 comments:

  1. Ok this is amazing - I'm making it for lunch - elegant, delicious and SO quick! LOVE it!
    Mary

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  2. I love this Kathy and the twins love tuna (they love with avocado) I will make soon thanks!!

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  3. Dear Kathy, I love quick and easy and delicious. I would definitely try this. It would be a wonderful appetizer for friends and family.
    Enjoy with nice weather and blessings, Catherine xo

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  4. This was a big hit for us too... nice pictures.

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  5. I was thinking the same. Next time we have unexpected guests I'll be whipping this recipe out for nibbles.

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  6. I loved this one, too - so quickly put together and quite delicious. Love the little bowl you served yours in - so cute!

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  7. Glad this was a big hit with your family. Enjoy your weekend.

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  8. Maybe I should have saved some for Bill! Glad this was a hit!

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  9. I really enjoyed this one and couldn't get over at how perfect the spices and flavors all worked. I will definitely whip this one up again. So easy.

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  10. What an amazing appetizer! Bet it would be fantastic too prepared with canned salmon.
    Have a lovely weekend, Kathy!
    Angie

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  11. Oh it would have been great for your wine tasting party! The moment I made it and tasted it I thought I need to try this with wine! It was great! Have a great week Mary!!

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  12. Hi Kathy, this method of Tuna appetizer sure beats the American version of tuna salad. Just love the texture, and the added addition of the incredible curry, and allspice...wow! Thanks for sharing; For sure I will be making this appetizer, not just for guests, but for us to enjoy! Hugs,

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  13. I love both tuna and salmon rillettes! And I love your bowl! How cool is that? Is it Italian?

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  14. This was a hit here too. It was so easy and oh, so good! I'll be making it again too. Hope you have a great week, Kathy!

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  15. Kathy, I absolutely agree that this is a perfect recipe to just have lying around in your pantry. So easy. Really, delicious. And, yes, this would have been great for your wine tasting party. Loved your Selfie. I found you - right in the middle. I hope you made another batch for your sister-in-law's visit. I kinda, sorta miss all the garden work and spruce up-care that a house needs in the Springtime. Michael and I loved to plant and tend a garden. We never lost those Iowa farmer tendencies. And, because our winters are so harsh here in Aspen, we always had house maintenance and painting to do in the Spring. Those are good memories so enjoy those Bill-and-Kathy moments even while you are lamenting the hard work.

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  16. This is great! We have a salmon spread recipe that we do, but I love the pate-like quality of this. This will probably make the menu next time I host book club!

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  17. Yes - this was a PERFECT recipe for a week when it seemed like all of my time was monopolized by other things. Spring clean up is a lot of work, isn't it? (We also decided to paint and recarpet the entire upstairs - just in case we didn't have enough to do already :-) )

    I really like your serving bowl.

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  18. Your dish looks great. I think it would have been good with that wine-tasting! I thought it was only ok, but another day!

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  19. This really is a perfect appetizer for guests - easy to put together earlier in the day, and a little different than the usual snack! Yours looks great!

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