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SALMON RILLETTE

SALMON RILLETTE
Salmon Rillette
Serves 5
 
For the citrus-cured salmon
25g coriander seeds
400g salt
400g white caster sugar
20g lime zest
80g lemon zest
500g fresh salmon side, skinned
100g hay
 
For the yuzu crème fraiche
100g crème fraiche
20g yuzu juice
10g chives
salt and freshly ground black pepper
slices of grilled sourdough, to serve
 
To cure the salmon, crush the coriander seeds using a pestle and mortar and combine with the salt, sugar and zest. Sprinkle a layer of the cure mix onto a tray and place the salmon on top of it. Cover the salmon with the remaining cure mix. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours. Remove the salmon from the tray and wash off any remaining cure very gently with cold water.

To smoke, wrap the salmon in muslin, tying lightly with twine. Dampen the muslin with cold water. Lay the hay inside a smoking cage and place the wrapped salmon in the middle, covered with additional hay. Close the cage and place over hot coals of the Hub or Fusion BBQ to ensure the hay catches alight. Once all the hay has burnt out, remove the smoking cage from the coals and place inside a large container. Cover with cling film and leave to stand for 20 minutes, repeating the entire smoking process for a stronger smoky flavour. Remove the salmon from muslin and slice with a sharp knife. Set aside in the fridge until needed.
 
In the meantime, make the yuzu crème fraiche by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside in the fridge until needed.

To finish the rillette, place 100g of sliced smoked salmon into the bottom a ramekin and top with atablespoon of yuzu crème fraiche. Serve with lightly grilled slices of sourdough bread.
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