These tuna rillettes are ideal for a lunch or a summer evening. They are very simple to make and require only ingredients that are easy to find or that are already in your cupboard and fridge.
The French love the aperitif, a digestive drink served with snacks between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. It is a nice moment during the summer. It’s a moment of sharing with friends or family where we eat a lot of different little things. The baguette is never far away and you take care to cut it into small slices. There are also crunchy vegetables, nuts, olives and fresh white wine or rosé.
These quick-to-make tuna rillettes are typically served at this kind of event with friends. The tuna spread is lathered on small slices of bread and is absolutely delicious. Sometimes we like to add a pickle (cornichon) on it. It’s a cool addition for the summer. We can also vary the combinations to change the taste. Do not hesitate to add some spices like paprika or curry, or to vary the herbs with, for example, coriander, it will be just as good!
The sandwich is also very popular in France and you can often find tuna-based sandwiches in the bakery for lunch. In this case, spread some tuna spread on two slices of whole bread or seeded bread and add fresh tomato slices and salad. This will be a quick and good lunch. This represents exactly the simplicity of French cuisine.
Mary is a photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. She is French and grew up in Paris. "It is the beautiful country where I learned to love good cooking". Mary presently lives in Philadelphia with her husband.