Spicy Salmon Rillettes Recipe

Hot sauce jalapeno salmon

Rillettes is an appetizer made from seasoned diced pork or goose meat that is pounded to make it a spread. It originated in France. It is typically eaten on crackers, crostini, and Melba toast.

This recipe is spicy salmon rillettes. It is a great choice for an easy appetizer for any party.


2 cups of dry wine

1 shallot, chopped finely

1 lb. skinless salmon, chopped into small pieces

8 oz. smoked salmon, chopped

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

3 tablespoons chives

3 tablespoons Saucy Jalapeno Tomatillo Hot Sauce

7 whole peppercorns

1/3 cup crème fraiche

Kosher Salt

Ground Pepper

Melba toast, for serving


  1. In a saucepan, combine wine, peppercorns, and shallots. Let it simmer for 6 minutes.
  2. Add the skinless salmon and let it simmer for 4 minutes. 
  3. After 4 minutes, immediately transfer the salmon into a towel-line plate. 
  4. Strain the liquid and reserve the shallots.
  5. Place the shallots and salmon in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  6. Whisk together the mayonnaise, crème fraiche and Saucy jalapeno tomatillo hot sauce. 
  7. Gently fold in poached salmon, shallots, smoke salmon and chives.
  8. Season with salt and pepper
  9. Serve with Melba toast or crackers. 

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