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Easy Salmon Rillettes


A super easy recipe! Just steam the salmon, flake it and combine with cream cheese and chives and serve with endive and lemon wedges.

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  • 1 pound fresh skinless salmon fillet
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 large leeks, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese spread with garden vegetables
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
  • 2 heads Belgian endive, separated into leaves, about 24
  • Lemon wedges for serving


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. In a 4-quart slow cooker combine leeks and the water. Place salmon on top of leeks, cutting to fit if necessary.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 3/4 to 2 hours or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove salmon from cooker; discard leeks and cooking liquid. Cool salmon slightly. Using a fork, coarsely flake salmon.

In a medium bowl combine cream cheese spread and 3 tablespoons of the chives. Stir in salmon. Cover and chill for 2 to 8 hours.

To serve, mound salmon mixture onto endive leaves. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chives. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.

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