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Try out these very easy mackerel rillettes with cream cheese and poppy seeds! Place little quenelles on cucumber, great finger food!

Sardine Spread

Sardine spread: an orange flavored sardine dip as an appetizer or for your lunch sandwiches: you decide then!
Course Appetizer, Spread
Cuisine French
Keyword mackerel rillettes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories per serving 486 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp orange zest grated or chopped finely
  • 7 oz canned sardines (200 g)
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp strong mustard
  • ½ tsp dried thyme or fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Remove the canned sardines from their tin (you can rinse the tin and keep it to serve the spread in later) and put them on a large or deep plate. Mash the sardines up roughly with a fork.
  2. Then add the mayo and strong mustard to the sardine mash. Season with a little pinch of pepper and salt to taste.
  3. Mix and stir all the ingredients until you get a chunky paste. Don’t mash it up too finely. Then add the chopped or grated orange zest, the white wine vinegar and the chopped fresh or dried thyme.
  4. Stir the sardine mash well again. Then add the tomato paste.
  5. Stir well until all the ingredients are well combined. Check the seasoning of the sardine dip and add extra pepper, mustard or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer the spread to a small serving bowl or fill the rinsed sardine tin with the fish dip. Keep the sardine spread at room temperature because the flavor will be less explosive if it's cold. Serve with crackers or nachos.
  6. Try out these very easy mackerel rillettes with cream cheese and poppy seeds! Place little quenelles on cucumber, great finger food!