This healthy, delicious recipe comes to us from Chef Christopher Eddy of Campanile. We are thrilled to have Campanile join us as a partner restaurant at the upcoming 2012 EMA Awards.
Rillette is a French charcuterie typically made from pork, duck, rabbit or other meat. “I was working on a small plates menu for Campanile involving more charcuterie and pâté-style dishes,” Chef Christopher Eddy explains. “We are getting some great salmon out of Skuna Bay an have a great olive oil so it seemed like a natural fit.” He adds that the olive oil’s flavor “compliments the natural sweetness of the salmon and it gives it a smoother lighter texture than using the traditional butter.”
Time: 30 mins
Servings: 2 cups, enough for 8-10 people
- 10 oz Skuna Bay or wild salmon
- 1 cup California Olive Ranch extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions, green only
- 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, zest only
- 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
- Kosher salt
- Fine black pepper
- 1 ea cedar wood plank (prepare wood plank according to manufacturer’s directions. If you do not want to grill the salmon, smoked salmon can be used as a substitution
Preheat olive oil in a small sauce pan or pot to 130 degrees F., less than a simmer. Poach the salmon at a very low temperature and do not allow the oil to bubble.
While olive oil is heating, chop the shallots, scallions and dill. Be sure to keep them separated. Zest the lemon, only removing the yellow skin. Set aside.
Cut your salmon into two 5 oz portions. Season both with salt and pepper. Place one portion into the heated olive oil and poach for 5-10 minutes. The second portion of salmon should be grilled over a cedar wood plank for 7 minutes. Continue reading