If you love sardines and butter (and I do!) then you will really like this recipe. It’s quick and easy but it’s also REAL FOOD. I found this recipe in a gem of a cookbook bargain, on sale at Half Price books for only $2.00. The cookbook is Real Fast Food by Nigel Slater. His book is still popular and can be bought online, but the best price I found was $3.38 and there probably would be shipping charges. I was sure lucky. Most of the recipes are made with REAL FOOD and the author says they can all be made in 30 minutes or less.
Sardines are full of nutrients like calcium, potassium, protein, and healthy Omega 3 fats. My favorite way to eat sardines used to be with mustard, but I think sardine butter is my new favorite.
Here’s what I did with Nigel Slater’s recipe for Sardine Butter:
Drain one can of sardines in extra virgin olive oil and use a fork to mash with about an equal amount of room temperature butter. It mixes very easily. Add a squeeze of organic lemon juice, a dash of sea salt, and freshly ground organic black pepper. I ate my delicious sardine butter on a sandwich made from a sliced coconut flour biscuit. The biscuit was made with Bruce Fife’s recipe in Cooking with Coconut Flour, but reducing the honey to about a teaspoon–I don’t like my bread too sweet. I added a slice of aged cheddar cheese, but it’s good enough to eat without cheese.
Nigel Slater says that the sardine butter can be used in many ways–topping for a baked potato, stirred into pasta, or on a sandwich with sliced cucumber (that sounds good, I will have to try that too). It was also good just eating by the spoonful.
I used Celtic Sea Salt and Wild Planet sardines in a BPA-free can.