I absolutely love fish, so when I was given the opportunity by Harvey Nicholls to try a Seafood Rillette Gift Set by La Paimpolaise I jumped at the chance.
The gift set arrived and I was initially really struck by the packaging. It’s so bright and colourful and really makes you want to dive in straight away! I think great packaging is always a good sign of whats to come inside and in this case my theory was not wrong.
The gift set consists of 4 jars of seafood rillettes and all the fish comes from the coast of Brittany, and many of the other ingredients are sourced from the local area too. In this set the flavours you receive are;
- Crabe Pormeru persillé aux herbes de mer (Crab with seaweed persillade)
- Noix de St Jacues aux éclats de cépes (Scallops with cèpes)
- Bar Sauvage aux citrons rôtis (Wild Sea Bass with roasted lemon)
- Homard Bleu a’ l’Armoricaine (Blue Lobster a’ l’Armoricaine)
The rillettes are really tasty and you can tell the ingredients are of the highest quality – large chunks of the fish and it’s easy to taste the individual flavours coming through. My favourites were the lobster and the wild sea bass. I think they are pretty versatile too. We tried them on bits of toast, blinis and crackers so would be perfect for canapés or Hors D’Oevres. You could even jazz them up a little with a tiny dollop of creme fraiche or sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
The Gourmet Seafood set cost £29.95 from Harvey Nicholls which I think is pretty good value for the high quality ingredients inside. It would make a prefect gift for a foodie or fish lover this Christmas! Harvey Nicholls also has a great range of Christmas Hampers if you’re still looking for gifts for family and friends. There’s still a good few days left (you have until midday on 20th Dec!) to get your orders in in time for Pre Christmas delivery.
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