Food + Drink Recipes

Smoked Whitefish Rillette Recipe from Chef Matt Tulpa

October 8, 2021

Chef Matt Tulpa from the Shelby serves this easy, savory spread on top of a buttery almond cake. He says it’s delicious on its own or spread on top of crispy bread or crackers.


Smoked Whitefish Rillette


2 cups smoked whitefish, flaked into small pieces

1 cup sour cream

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste

1/4-cup shallots, finely minced

Ground white pepper, to taste

Sea salt, to taste


  1. Mix everything in a medium bowl until evenly combined.
  2. Add a bit more sour cream if it seems too dry
  3. Season to taste with salt, white pepper, and extra lemon juice.
  4. Enjoy chilled or at room temperature.

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