Salmon Rillettes
CATEGORY: Seafood 
This velvety smooth salmon spread is a show stopper and sooo...Easy to make!
YIELDS:1 1/2 c.
PREP TIME: 15 min.
COOK TIME: 25 min.
1 celery stalk, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
1 leek, sliced thin
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 bay leaf
1 cup white wine
1 lemon, halved
6 ounces king salmon filet
2 ounces crème fraîche (budget partiers can substitute sour cream or a cream and sour cream combo)
2 tablespoons minced chives
3 tablespoons lemon flavored extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a simmer. Add the celery, onion, leek, peppercorns, bay leaf, wine and lemon and simmer for 25 minutes.
  2. Then add the salmon. Cover the pot, remove it from the heat, and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the salmon and chill it in the refrigerator. Discard the vegetable water.
  4. In a food processor, blend the salmon with the crème fraîche, chives, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Keep the spread chilled until you're ready to serve. Serve on slices of baguette.