“The trouble is, you think you have time.” Jack Kornfield
Did I use that quote already? Well, I have bigger fish to fry. Actually, smaller fish. It seems that in a moment of excitement I found canned sardines on sale and stocked up. Well, there are only three ways that I know how to prepare canned sardines. Eat out of the can, eat out of a small bowl, and eat off a small plate. Boring!
I began to hunt for more exciting recipes, hopefully some that I could serve to my husband without him knowing that he was eating sardines, which he claims to hate. Also, my goal was to re-do recipes so they’d contain only ingredients that I already had on hand. Here goes!
1 tbsp unflavored Gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
small tin of sardines, drained
2 T minced onion
2 T fresh parsley
2 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup full fat Greek yogurt, Fage’ is my preference
1 t freeze dried dill
S&P to taste
1/4 t sugar
Combine the water and gelatin in a small saucepan. Gently heat until gelatin dissolves and remove it from the heat. Allow it to cool and thicken.
In a chopper/food processor combine the sardines, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, dill, and onion. Salt and pepper to taste. Blitz until smooth. Taste. I did, and decided that what the mixture needed was a dash of sugar. I sprinkled about 1/4 t of sugar into the mixture and blended it in. It made a world of difference. That’s how the sugar got into the recipe.
Add the gelatin and combine. Spoon the mixture into a bowl or loaf pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
The mixture will take the shape of the container. When ready to eat, turn the container upside-down and shake until it releases. This would be a good time to have a plate under the mousse.
Surround the mousse with crackers or small slices of amazing breads.
This dish turned out to be absolutely amazing on crackers.
Full disclosure – the sugar and dill were added as an afterthought. They were not part of my original recipe but seemed to be needed once I had everything mixed together. A few more sardine recipes that are this tasty and I’ll have more room in my cupboard.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.