tuna rillettes

My apartment is a pile of boxes! All of my cookbooks, except for Dorie’s, are packed. The kitchen, however, is still on the “To Pack” list. T minus 7 days to moving day. It’s going to be a fun weekend. For this reason, I was grateful for an easy one this week. May I present, Tuna Rillettes.

I love rillettes, and a small container of goose rillettes is not an uncommon sight in our refrigerator. Not homemade though. Dorie’s Sardine Rillettes was my first attempt at making them at home and I’m very much looking forward to the Salmon Rillettes recipe. And yet, this week’s recipe Tuna Rillettes just sounded so, I don’t know, boring. And the idea of adding curry powder didn’t help. I love a good curry as much as the next, but I’ve never been a fan of adding curry flavor randomly to other recipe. I never understood the whole curry chicken salad fad. Just weird.


But I tried it and I loved it. So quick, so easy. I will make this again.

Now, a word about the Green As Spring Veal Stew before I sign off. Last week’s recipe was, well, unphotogenic seems to be the nicest thing I can say about it. So, I will not inflict any of my photos on you here. It actually tasted good, but I just couldn’t seem to get past the look of the dish. I was expecting a slightly brighter green and mine came out, well, let’s move on.

I will be spending my weekend packing. My husband will be spending his weekend buying and setting up a new grill. Yes, you read that correctly, the new grill gets to move into our new place before I do. To say that he’s excited about our new balcony would be an understatement.

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13 Responses to tuna rillettes

  1. Teresa says:

    This is another in the surprisingly good category and easier to present than I thought it would be. I like how you served it. Good luck with your move!

  2. Diane Zwang says:

    Good luck with the move. Loved your thoughts on the green-as-spring stew. Happy moving.

  3. Glad this was a surprise hit. Now I’m looking forward to the salmon version. Good luck with your move!

  4. Moving is the worst thing I can think of doing. Man how I hate but I’m always so happy that it is done. Ditto on the green stew. What a challenge but its great taste made me forget how unappetizing it looked.

  5. This one surprised me as well! It was a hit with both my hubby and me. Good luck with your move…I agree with Trevor…moving is the worst! Have a great weekend!

  6. Good luck with your move – and look at you – cooking along with us even amongst all the chaos!

  7. Maria says:

    Good luck with the move! I was also apprehensive about the curry but I added it and I loved it!

  8. betsy says:

    Yes, this was a winner. Glad it fit the bill for your this week. Good luck with your move! The new grill and balcony sound like something to look forward to.

  9. Emily says:

    Happy moving! and this week’s recipe was nice!

  10. Mary Hirsch says:

    More than anything else, Rosa, I feel your pain, pain, aches and pains. It seems as if I have spent my last ten years moving and down-sizing. Although I’ve now been in this tiny condo for a year, I’m not totally settled yet. Still working on how to fit everything into such a small space. I envy you the grill and believe your husband has his priorities straight. I cannot have a grill on my balcony. So, let him be and just pack, Girl. I would love to see pictures of the entire ordeal. (My spice pantry is still sitting in boxes in my front hallway.) About our past two recipes. I also liked the Tuna Rillettes – everything about it worked for what I neeed at that appropriate moment. You, too, right? The Spring Stew……pictures were not possible. No one did pictures well. Good luck with the big move.

  11. dulceshome says:

    Moving… ish! I think your husband has the right idea. A grill. I haven’t had one (of my own) for quite a number of years now, and it’s on the top of the list if I can actually make myself move later this year. Right now, I have a bit of time off before I start my new job, so I’m cleaning, going through things, organizing… with the thought that maybe I can make myself do it!!

    Good luck with the move. Happy that we had an easy recipe for this week. And that you enjoyed it!

  12. Cher says:

    Oh man, moving is such a challenge. I promised myself that I will purge, purge, purge before the next time comes around. But I am sure the new place will be totally worth it 🙂

  13. jora says:

    You are too funny. My husband has 2 grills, 2 smokers, wants to build a pizza oven, and is still trying to convince me that he really needs to buy a 3rd grill. (The rillettes look good, but your crackers look amazing.)

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