Sunday, January 29, 2012

CHOPPED SARDINES, GREEN ONION AND APPLE SALAD

At  a recent pilates class we got into a discussion about sardines.  People either love them or hate them and at times don't know how to eat them.  Sardines can be used in a number of dishes and in formulating some of the fish based omega 3 supplements.

While growing up, my mother would make me a sardine salad that she learned from her mother.  I have always enjoyed it and make this salad from time to time.  It is like making a chopped egg, tuna or salmon salad.  The ingredients are blended together and you spread the mixture on crackers, bread or on a lettuce leaf which can be rolled up like a big cigar.  I buy sardines canned in water versus oil.  I also buy the plain canned sardines versus the ones flavoured with tomato or other condiments.

INGREDIENTS:


1 tin of plain sardines, drained
1 green onion, chopped
1 small apple, peeled and grated
1 to 2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:


Add the drained sardines to a small bowl and mash them using a fork.  Add the green onion and apple to the bowl and mix together.  Add the mayonnaise and lemon juice and combine.  You can add more lemon juice if you want more of an acidic flavour.  Seasoning with pepper is optional.  Serves 1 to 2 depending on what else you are serving with this salad.

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