Tuna Rillettes (Tuna Pâté)
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: French
  • 12 ounces tuna
  • ⅓ cup Crème fraîche
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt, Pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil + 2 tablespoon
  • French Baguette for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Brush tuna with 2 tablespoons of oil and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Bake in a prepared baking dish for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove tuna from the oven and let it cool.
  4. In a medium bowl and using a fork, flake tuna into small but chunky pieces. Add Creme Fraiche, olive oil, parsley, chives, lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper and salt to a taste. Mix until combined.
  5. Cover the bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator for several hours.
  6. When ready to serve, remove rillettes from the fridge and enjoy on a slice of toasted baguette.
Recipe slightly adapted from Mimi Thorisson - A Kitchen In France.
Recipe by Lavender & Macarons at https://www.lavenderandmacarons.com/seafood/tuna-rillettes-tuna-pate/