Hello Sunday and Hello Friends!
Here’s another Mimi recipe from “A Kitchen in France,” Tuna Rillettes! Rillettes are a classic French starter, or just good for a picnic with some wine, cheese and fruit on a lazy day by the river – you know the spot!
I have made tuna rillettes before with French Fridays with Dorie but this is different in a special way. You start with fresh tuna belly, steam it and mix in fresh herbs, red onions (instead of shallots since shallots make me cry in the worst way), and two fun ingredients which I believe sets this recipe apart from the other rillette recipes, sour cream and olive oil! Finished with a touch of lemon juice, these are incredibly flavorful and perfect atop a Carr’s Cheese Melt cracker. If you have been craving a tuna melt lately, this would make for a terrific tuna melt because it has so much flavor!
This is always a fun recipe to make and chilling it does bring out more flavor so make sure to give it a couple hours in the fridge to chill before scarfing!
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