This recipe for salmon rillettes comes from France. It is a fish cream that is eaten with fresh bread. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare and is definitely worth it for the delicious taste.
The taste of the sea to enjoy? No problem with this delicious salmon rillettes! If you are looking for a fancy alternative to smoked salmon, this version of classic French cuisine is just the thing. Here the fish is cooking in its own juice with butter and lemon and develops an intense and incomparable aroma. Super simple and quick to prepare, this salmon steak is guaranteed to seduce your taste buds. Especially with a wholemeal bread a great pleasure, but also the wheat bread or a baguette we can warmly recommend to you.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 g smoked salmon (alternatives see below)
  • 50 g salmon caviar
  • 1/2 lemon
  • some watercress (optional, for the set)
  • additional lemon or lime for the garnish
  • some chives
  • 60 g butter
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt


Cut the salmon into small pieces. Put the butter in a bowl and spoon with a wooden spoon.

Stir until smooth. Add the salmon and mix well.

Wash the chives and cut into rings. (Should make about 2 tbsp. chives rolls.)

Wash the lemon, the peel with a tench shredder.

and chop finely. Squeeze out the juice. Both together with the chives and the yoghurt.

and mix it in.

Serve the salmon rillettes on plates or small slices of bread.

With the salmon caviar, the watercress and lemon or lime wedges.

Variations: Instead of the classic smoked salmon, hot smoked salmon or poached salmon can also be used.
For poached salmon, buy the same amount of fresh salmon, poach and then peel off the skin.

The salmon rillettes can be kept in the fridge for one day. So you can prepare it well.