Canned fish gets an elegant twist in this easy and modern appetizer. It’s a mix of fresh ingredients (like woody thyme and lemon), plus pantry staples like oil-packed sardines and rich ghee. After sautéing the aromatics, this dip comes together in a food processor and can be made a few hours in advance—perfect for party prep!
Lemon Sardine Pate
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Add ghee to a skillet over medium-high heat. When melted, add shallot and sauté until soft, about 4 to 6 minutes; cool completely.
Place sardines (oil included!), sautéed shallots with ghee, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor; purée until smooth. Scoop the pate into a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving alongside your favorite crunchy veggies.
Few tools are as important in the kitchen as a good knife. Without one, chopping, slicing, and julienning ingredients would be virtually impossible. Equally important is keeping your knife sharp—use a dull blade and you’ll end up with nothing but bruised herbs and mangled meat on your cutting boa...