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Old fisherman sardine rillettes


Here is the delicious “old fisherman” style fresh sardine rillettes recipe

Ingredients for 4 persons :

  • 8 beautiful Royan sardines
  • 150 g butter
  • 1 shallot
  • Guérande sea salt
  • Espelette pepper
  • 1 bunch of chives
  • 1 glass of Entre Deux Mers dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 lemon
  • Thyme, bay leaf

Old fisherman sardine rillettes

- Fillet and peel the sardines, set aside.

- Chop the shallot and the chives. Squeeze the lemon and collect the juice.

Cook the rillettes

- In a saucepan, melt the butter, add the shallot and sweat it

5 minutes without coloring. Add the sardines and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the bay leaf, lemon juice, thyme and dry white wine. Bring to a boil. Season with Guérande salt and Espelette pepper.

- Reduce and strap, adding the chives and crème fraîche.

When the rillettes have the consistency of softened butter, keep cool.

- Leave 15 minutes before tasting.

Serve with toast, pickles, cherries and pickled onions.

Chef's B.A.ba

To "strap", do as a double boiler but with cold water and ice.

Recipe: V. Poussard, Photo: S. Thommeret

Video: Sardines - How Do They Do It? (October 2020).