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Totally wonderful sardine snack

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Via this post at Kafeneio, I found this wonderful recipe. Here it is, slightly rephrased:

• 1 can of sardines in oil
• 1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco or dry pepper dust
• juice of 1/2 lemon
• 1 minced shallot
• 3 Tbsp of cream cheese (I will allow the light kind for once)
• 1 big tablespoon of minced chives
• Salt and black pepper

Crush all the ingredients together with a fork. Then place the mixture back in the can and serve with toasts. It only takes two minutes to prepare. It’s healthy. It’s delicious… Perfection!

I just made it, and I have to agree. I used the juice of a whole (small) Meyer lemon, I used one large shallot “clove”. I used about half an 8-oz package of Neufchâtel, but I think next time I’ll use regular cream cheese. Note the difference:

In 1872, William Lawrence, a New York dairyman of the township of Chester, created the first American cream cheese as the result of an attempt to create a batch of Neufchâtel. This American Neufchâtel is softer than regular cream cheese due to its approximately 33% lower fat and higher moisture content.[2][3] Due to this reduced fat content, it is found in most grocery stores as a reduced-fat option to cream cheese. In the United States, this Neufchâtel is sometimes called farmers’ cheese.[4]

Still, it is excellent, and the Neufchâtel is easy to mix. Hmm.

Also, I had only water-packed sardines, so I drained them well and then added some EVOO. Next time I’ll buy oil packed: probably more flavor.

It goes extremely well with water crackers and an appropriate beverage (which right now for me is iced tea: it’s lunchtime—but in the evening, a Martini would accompany it well).

Written by Leisureguy

7 October 2013 at 11:38 am

Posted in Food, Recipes & Cooking

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  1. Ice cold straight vodka.

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    Steve

    7 October 2013 at 12:29 pm

  2. I never got a taste for vodka. [chortle[

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    LeisureGuy

    7 October 2013 at 12:44 pm

  3. I never liked it either, till I started trying some real high-end brands, kept in the freezer for several days. There is one you might especially like, Zubrowka or Buffalo Grass vodka. Amazing flavour, with a stalk of wild buffalo grass in the bottle.Has a very distinctive and addicitve taste. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BBubr%C3%B3wka

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    Steve

    7 October 2013 at 2:48 pm


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