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Healthy Bones Australia have joined forces with Andy Allen to bring you this wonderful smoked salmon rilettes recipe!

This is up there as one of Andy Allen’s favourite dishes! Andy Allen, a sparky from Maitland, Newcastle, rose to culinary fame when he won the 2012 Season 4 of MasterChef Australia. Andy Allen returned to MasterChef Australia in 2020 as a Judge, alongside fellow newbies Jock Zonfrillo, a restaurateur, and Melissa Leong, a food writer.

(Serves 6-8)

Ingredients for Andy Allen’s recipe:

  • 300g piece of salmon fillet, skinned and boned
  • 2 sourdough baguettes
  • ¹/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 200g smoked salmon, chopped
  • 2 tbs baby capers, finely chopped
  • 1 eschalot, finely chopped
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • ½ bunch dill, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 200ml créme fraîche
  • cornichons (small pickled cucumbers) and lemon cheeks to serve
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season

How to make Andy Allen’s smoked salmon rilettes:

  1. Place fresh salmon in a heavy-based saucepan. Pour 1L boiling water over fish and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Stand for 30 minutes to gently poach.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a char-grill pan or barbecue to medium-high heat. Brush bread with oil and
  3. Char-grill for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly charred. Set aside. Remove cooked salmon from water and pat dry. Remove and discard skin. Flake flesh into a large bowl and cool completely. Add smoked salmon, capers, eschalot, lemon zest, herbs and crème fraiche. Stir until just combined.
  4. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Serve rilettes with bread, cornichons and lemon cheeks.

Salmon Rillette

  • Wow – always knew Andy Allen was clever in the kitchen. I’ll be using this recipe over and over again. Thanks for sharing it.


  • Thanks for the recipe. It’s a very interesting way to serve up salmon.


  • I’ll leave this for others to try, no salmon eaters in our house


  • Yum! We love salmon rillette!


  • Yumm. My whole family would love this one.


  • No salmon eaters in our household, but thanx for sharing


  • Yum! I love this. My family don’t love salmon, but I would definitely devour this.


  • Yummy i love salmon. That will defenetly be a winner


  • Yummm i love salmon and I’m always looking for different recipes to include it in.
    Thanks so much for sharing!


  • I really like the sound of this recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  • A beautiful Summer meal,so delicious!


  • This sounds amazing. But yeah, slamon is too rich for my budget!


  • I’d love to try this but living in such a rural area a lot of these ingredients aren’t available


  • Oh yumm, I would love some right now, only, it’s 6am and a bit early I think, can’t wait to make this.


  • This makes my mouth water and I would so love to try this. My family are not salmon eaters (but I am!) so I will look for a reason when we have guests over so I can produce this for me and others to share!!


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