Tourte de saumon de Brioude

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mourjou: The Life and Food of an Auvergne Village

Mourjou

By Peter Graham

Published 1999

  • About

Salmon once teemed in all the larger rivers of the Auvergne. In the early nineteenth century wealthy British anglers found it worth their while to travel all the way to the river Truyère, which flows into the Lot at Entraygues, in search of good salmon fishing. Salmon disappeared from the upper Lot in about 1860, when weirs were built on the river. The only Auvergne river where the fish is found today is the Allier.

Our attitudes to salmon have changed down the years. It has a lot t