Easy Portuguese-style sardine pâté

Fish paste in a bowl decorated with fish, and also spread on bread.On their ‘Iberian’ weeks, Lidl often sell little cartons of Portuguese sardine pate that remind me of summer holidays long since passed. They’ve not had any for a while, so I decided to make my own. Turned out nice.

You will need:

  • tin of sardines in spring water
  • tablespoon tomato puree
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of very finely chopped or minced onion
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley
  • half a tablespoon of tomato sauce
  • half a tablespoon of olive oil, unless you’re John Paul Getty in which case go for it and use more
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • half a teaspoon of chilli powder
  • salt and pepper

Strain the sardines and combine all the ingredients. You could whizz it up in a blender but I just mashed it with a fork in a bowl and spread it on crusty bread with cucumber. Delicious!

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