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Our Authentic French Salmon Rillettes Recipe

You’ll find that our rillettes salmon recipe is easy to follow and ensures a delicious result. Let’s start cooking!


Here are the basic ingredients you need to make 2 cups of salmon rillettes:

  • 250 g of skinless salmon fillet
  • 115 g of skinless smoked salmon
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 2 tbsp of chopped chives
  • White pepper
  • Salt
  • Water
  • 50 g of unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp of sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 2.5 tsp of chopped dill
  • 1.5 tbsp of lemon juice

There are multiple variations of the salmon rillettes recipes. Each one adds a new flavour to the traditional recipe. Here are some of our favourite extra ingredients that’ll give your plate a boost:

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • Sprinkle of black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Toasted baguette for serving
  • Watercress sprigs for serving


These extra ingredients we suggest are to add more flavour to the dish, but you can do without them. The cooking method won’t change; just follow the same steps and omit those extra ingredients from it.