Can I tell you a little secret? I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish (Salmon Rillettes, p 28) back in April 2012! The timestamp on the photos told me that! Let me explain… When I was making the dish for April 13th 2012 (that was supposed to be sardine rillettes), I (un)intentionally made them with smoked and poached salmon instead (read the post to see why). And since these were the ingredients for the REAL salmon rillettes on the next page, I went ahead and made those as well. So, 2 years ahead of myself. Because I knew they would come up eventually and I said at the time “You’ll be glad you’ve made and photographed these someday.”
This dish (the REAL salmon rillettes) is a mixture of poached and smoked salmon, chile, bay leaves, white wine, peppercorns and coriander seeds. Even to a non-salmon eater like me, it looked a lot more like rillettes than the supposed-to-be-sardine version with cream cheese or Neuchâtel cheese… And much prettier than the tuna rillettes from last month…
I actually made a note that people enjoyed this although I wish I would have noted down who was at this gathering because I’d like to ask them if they remembered it now. But no matter. In this crazy times month of June, this stressed out teacher appreciated a week “off”. I can’t think of a week when I would have had less time to make something so this was actually perfect timing. Someone out there is looking out for me!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s salmon rillettes.
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