Aperitif and tapas

Orange salmon rillettes, homemade blinis


Here is an original, fresh and deliciously tasty appetizer recipe of salmon rillettes with orange and homemade blinis.

Ingredients for 4 persons :

For the blini dough:

  • 1 egg
  • 85 g of wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. of caster sugar
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 10 cl of milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 30g butter

For the rillettes:

  • 100 g of fresh salmon (prepared by the fishmonger)
  • 15 cl of whole liquid cream
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 orange
  • 2 tbsp. tablespoon of sugar
  • 5 cl of water
  • 30 g soft unsalted butter
  • 1 slice of smoked salmon
  • Salt, freshly ground pepper

Orange salmon rillettes, homemade blinis

For the blini dough:

  • Separate the yolk from the egg white. Reserve the white, place it in the fridge.
  • In a salad bowl, place the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  • Dig a well, gradually pour in the milk, gently incorporating the surrounding elements and until a smooth paste is obtained.
  • Add the egg yolk.
  • Mix again, cover and let rise for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Whip the egg white until stiff, add a pinch of salt. Gently fold it into the blini batter.
  • Place a knob of butter in a blini pan, pour in a small ladle of batter.
  • Cook until the blinis comes off the pan, turn and cook on the other side.

For the rillettes:

Cut the salmon into small pieces.

In a pot,

  • Heat the cream with the crushed garlic.
  • Add the fresh salmon and cook for 10 minutes at a low simmer.
  • Remove the salmon, drain and crumble in a small container using a
  • fork.
  • Keep the cream in the fridge once cooled.
  • Brush and remove the zest and juice from half an orange.

In a pot,

  • Pour in the sugar, melt until a caramel forms, add the orange juice and zest.
  • Drizzle with a stream of water.

In a blender,

  • Arrange the salmon, softened butter and cream.
  • Mixer. Add the orange caramel to the preparation.
  • Mix, season and keep in the fridge.

For the dressing, place salmon rillettes on each blinis, and garnish with smoked salmon.

Recipe: A. Beauvais, Photo: F. Hamel

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