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Jul 29, 2013 05:30 PM

Salmon Rillettes - substitute for Pernod?

Regarding this recipe:

I am a fan of rillettes of all sorts, though the classic with pork is my favorite. However, I dislike anise flavor in general and Pernod in particular. Any suggestions for a non-anise substitute that would pair well with the salmon?

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  1. thinking maybe a nice juniper-y gin? or maybe a floral vermouth?

    1. Dry white wine. That is all.

      1. Yeah go with a dry white wine or a white vermouth.

        1. My favorite salmon mousse recipe calls for brandy (I use cognac):

          I love the combination of salmon & cognac - wouldn't that work well here, too?

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          1. re: WNYamateur

            Thank you all! White wine, of course, is classic and a good default, but it's not quite the substitute for Pernod I was looking for. White vermouth and cognac sound like more interesting choices for this purpose. :) Maybe cognac.... Mmmmm. Visiting here always make me hungry!