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Mackerel and granny apple rillettes

Hello greedy friends

I suggest you taste delicious mackerel rillettes for a nice aperitif, to be enjoyed with slices of toasted bread

Mackerel is a fatty fish and its content of omega-3 fatty acids gives it undeniable health benefits. The full mackerel season runs from March to May, it's short, outside of these periods you can use canned mackerel

 

Preparation: 5 minutes
 
Serves 4
  • 150g canned mackerel fillets
  • 200g fresh cheese
  • 1/2 red or green pepper
  • 12 pitted green olives
  • 1 bunch of chives
  • 1 small red onion or new onion or shallot
 
Realization: 
 
 
Step 1
 
Peel and finely chop the red onion And drain the mackerel fillets. Pour them into a bowl and gently crush them with a fork

Step 2 

Add fresh cheese and red onion. Slice the olives into slices and add to the mixture.
 
Step 3
 
Chop the chives and add to the bowl. Rectify seasoning with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Film and place in the fridge for at least 6 hours. Serve with toast or slices of toast

 
You can take what you want in fresh cheese, for my part I took some
philadelphia, but St Morêt, fresh square go very well too
 
You can also make this rillette with fresh fish, you would have to cook your fish in a short-boiled
 

Food/wine pairings

To accompany these granny apple mackerel rillettes, I recommend a white Bandol from Provence or a white Beaujolais
 

Keep mackerel

 
In the refrigerator: As this oily fish is likely to deteriorate rapidly, it should be eaten on the day of purchase.
 
If not, place it on a bed of ice in an airtight container in the coldest part of the refrigerator.
In the freezer for a few months.
 
Whole mackerel are sometimes stored in a freezer bag filled with water, which would keep them in better condition

Learn more about the benefits of mackerel

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