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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuna Rillettes: Curry & Cream #French Fridays with Dorie

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My daughter was bored and hungry."

"What do you need to make for French Friday this week?"

"Tuna Rillettes."

"Is that something we can eat for lunch?"

"Yes."

"Then make it."



So without thinking much I pulled the ingredients out: 2 cans of tuna. I only had albacore in water. I don't think it mattered. Curry powder about 1 teaspoon, a pinch of allspice (Never heard of quatre-epices but I'm sure it is expensive and delicious, glad there was the alternative of allspice.) 3 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1 shallot minced with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt & pepper... threw it all into the food processor and it quickly blended together into a nice spreadable paste.

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Spread on some bagel chips with a few celery sticks on the side...LUNCH.

After a few bites consciousness set in and both my daughter and I looked at each other at the same time and said, "THIS IS REALLY GOOD." 


I thought cream and not mayo would have been strange, but it worked and the curry flavor with a hint of allspice was really nice. 

I see so many summer possibilities with this Tuna Rillette. A quick appetizer that can be made from the pantry to be brought to a picnic.

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An unusual tuna fish sandwich that will brighten my kid's day after a swim meet...

THIS IS REALLY GOOD and way too easy to make for how delicious tasting it is... Don't take my word for it.  Whip some up for yourself right now. You might have all of the ingredient's on hand.

Note: As a member of French Friday's with Dorie I am not allowed to print the recipe. I invite you to take a look at this wonderful cookbook "Around My French Table" if you are interested in this or any other recipe I review. 



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40 comments:

  1. Don't you love having a recipe where you don't have to hunt down ingredients? I'm going to eat the last of mine for lunch today :)

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    1. My husband beat me to the last of ours... enjoy.

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  2. Diane, I love how your daughter thinks!! This was really good and I was surprised at how easy. Bill and I both enjoyed this one. Another Dorie winner! Happy weekend!

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    1. My daughter can be direct that's for sure. Glad you enjoyed this one too.

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  3. My husband always asks what we're making too. It's funny how our families have become integrated into our FFwD adventures.

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    1. Yes, because they know it will either be their dread or highlight of the week.

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  4. I'm with the two of you - I really enjoyed this one. Good to hear that it works with allspice, too. I ended up mixing up some quatre épices, so now I have a jar of it. I might need to make some pâté to use some of it up.

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    1. I'm joking about the quatre epice... but every seasoning that Dorie has turned us on too I've become addicted too... including fleur de sel.

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  5. I am glad that you and your daughter enjoyed it. I must have done something wrong in mine.

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    1. or it was just not to your taste. I didn't love the veal last week, but my husband and son did. Nothing wrong with the recipe... just not to my taste.

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  6. I just couldn't bear to blend it to bits so kept it chunky. I do think its fun how into our rhythm our loved ones are with this project.

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    1. I could see chunky tasting great, but I did enjoy the change in texture... again just something that made tuna salad a little different.

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  7. I didn't use the quatre-epices either but I used the curry and I was godsmacked with how good it tasted! I will make it again as soon as I get my hands on a couple cans of tuna! From now on tuna will be always with curry!!!

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  8. Love how you shaped the tuna!

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  9. Glad that you and Julia agree with my take on this simple app (food, not software). I used creme fraîche, leftover from last week, instead of cream and liked that a lot. Also went with the allspice and curry. I blitzed it but didn't take it to pasty. My texture was like yours. So many different uses. I needed an easy recipe this past week and happy it was that one.

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    1. I bet the creme fraiche gave it a nice texture and flavor.

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  10. This was surprisingly good, wasn't it? I really liked the flavor and texture. You can make your own quatre-epices with this recipe: http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/2000s/2008/09/epices I'm guessing you have all the ingredients already, so not expensive after all.

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  11. Ooo, I am going to whip this up today! I love the simplicity, and the fact I have all the ingredients.

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    1. Enjoy I never thought something so simple would be such a great change in eating.

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    2. I just made it...but completely forgot the allspice! I still have some though I'll go back and add that. I was hoping all bended up the kids would actually try it...but they're still resisting tuna fish. More for me I guess

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    3. Just make a lot of yummy sounds while you are eating it... and they might ask for a taste.

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  12. I have already picked this out as something to try - now I really have to get on with it! Cheers, Diane!

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    1. You won't regret it... everyone in my family wants to know when I am going to make it again.

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  13. Thank you Diane! I feel totally vindicated for adding curry powder to my tuna salad :) I'm going to have to try making it into a spread. The recipe sounds delicious. Pinned.

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    1. You are a wish woman adding curry to your tuna salad. I wish I did this years ago... the texture of the spread is nice.

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  14. I really enjoyed this one two - especially with the creme fraiche addition. Given my aversion to mayonaise, I am definitely remembering this one!

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    1. Interesting... I know a few people who don't like mayo... I'm going to suggest this. Didn't think of it before?

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  15. Happy that you enjoyed this so much. It wasn't my favorite, and I was really looking forward to using the spices. Oh well!!

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  16. Found you on Let's Get Real Friday. This sounds great. We love tuna, but I've been in a bit of a tuna rut lately. I think this would be a nice new way to enjoy some. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it. It was so easy to whip up and it really is a nice change.

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  17. This really looks delicious! Pinned! Thanks for being part of our party. Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We love having you. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Your so sweet Kimberly... glad I connected with you ladies.

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  18. How nice to have your daughter to enjoy your kitchen with you. Brings back memories when my daughters were home and we would cook. Your Tuna Rillettes look delicious, we would really enjoy this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      I really appreciate that my daughter and my son enjoy the food I make and share in making it too.

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  19. Love this recipe. My boys aren't big fans of tuna, but this one I'm pretty sure they'd like!

    Btw, thanks for linking up with Let's Get Real Party!

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    1. Enjoy it has great texture and flavor.

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  20. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It must be so fun to cook (and eat) with your daughter.

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