Friday, June 6, 2014
FFWD - Salmon Rillettes and Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa
This week kicks off a very fishy month at French Fridays with Dorie. We have been avoiding the fish recipes, and now we are faced with a glut of them.
First cab off the rank is Salmon Rillettes, part three of the rillettes trilogy. This one was my least favourite - I liked the sardine and tuna versions much better. The salmon version contained smoked salmon, poached salmon, shallots and chilli, among other things. It really was not my bag. I ate a half recipe spread on a toasted English muffin for dinner one night, and I was glad that I hadn't tackled this one for breakfast - it was very "fishy".
I also caught up on the Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa, which was on the list while I was away on holidays:
Now this recipe I did enjoy. I was sceptical until I tried it, but I liked it very much. The leek is lightly boiled, then coated with a vinaigrette and finally, a hard boiled egg is grated on top. It sounds really weird, but it tasted great.
The only recipe that I have missed now (on purpose) is the salmon in a jar - I kind of feel that I have to tackle it before we get to the end. We'll see.
To check out the opinion of the other Doristas on salmon rillettes, visit the LYL section of the FFWD website.