Definition of rillettes in English:

rillettes

plural noun

  • Pâté made of minced pork or other light meat, seasoned and combined with fat.

    ‘toothsome rillettes of shredded pork in duck fat’
    • ‘To serve, place some salad in the center of a plate and place some of the foie gras rillettes in the center.’
    • ‘For the rabbit rillettes, preheat the oven to 275 degrees.’
    • ‘In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, sear the rillettes on all sides.’
    • ‘The first thing out of the kitchen was a nice charcuterie platter decked with smoky pork rillettes and ribbons of fresh ham and prosciutto.’
    • ‘Recipes for using rabbit meat in cold dishes such as brawn or rillettes and galantines are also encountered.’

Origin

French, diminutive (plural) of Old French rille ‘strip of pork’.

Pronunciation

rillettes

/ˈriːjɛt/