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bluemoon downunder's Note:
For those who like sardines, a flavoursome paté really different from other patés you are probably more familiar with. And it's quick and easy to make, low in calories and full of all those good-for-you oils we all should be eating more of. I've always enjoyed sardines on toast as a simple breakfast or snack, but until a few years ago it had never occurred to me that some people evidently loathe the smell of sardines. Then, on two occasions - forever etched in my memory - when I had sardines on crispbreads for lunch, a co-worker asked if I minded if she opened the window. She didn't wait for a reply: by the time the question was out, the window was open. Wide open! With THAT experience in mind, this is obviously a paté for those who LOVE sardines: NOT for those who feel compelled to open windows when in the presence of a sardine!
My Private Note
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- 1 (106 g) can sardines, in springwater, drained
- 1/2 lemon, juice and rind of
- 5 tablespoons yoghurt, natural low-fat
- 60 g low fat cottage cheese
- 2 1/2 cm piece cucumbers, finely chopped
- fresh basil leaf, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (to taste)
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 thin slices cucumbers, made into twists, for garnish
- 4 sprigs parsley, for garnish
- 1Drain the sardines and place them in a bowl with the lemon rind and lemon juice and mash with a fork until the sardine mixture is a smooth consistency.
- 2Before adding the yoghurt and cottage cheese to the sardines, examine both to determine whether they tend to be watery. (Yoghurts and cottage cheese differ so much in this respect). If necessary, first drain the yoghurt and/or cottage cheese in a sieve lined with a filter coffee liner; then mix the yoghurt and cottage cheese with the sardines; and fold in the cucumber and basil.
- 3Season to taste with the garlic salt and the freshly ground black pepper.
- 4Place the sardine paté in 4 ramekins, garnish with the cucumber twists and parsley sprigs.
- 5Serve with crispbreads, pita bread or crusty rolls.
- 6Chef's Notes: An obvious variation would be to make just ONE dish of the paté - and serve it only to those who like sardines! Garlic lovers could, of course, use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. And if you don't like basil, use chives or spring onions. A quick and easy way to include additional flavours is, of course, to use a cottage cheese with chives or garden vegetables.
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Nutritional Facts for Sardine Pate
Serving Size: 1 (847 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 199.9
- Calories from Fat 43
- Total Fat 4.8 g
- Saturated Fat 1.2 g
- Cholesterol 41.2 mg
- Sodium 219.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
- Sugars 13.9 g
- Protein 14.4 g