Sunday, April 29, 2012

sardine brandade

brandade I saw this recipe in "Whole Living" and wrote it down because I'd never had brandade and thought it was interesting and easy enough to try.

As with anytime I scribble something down, I usually forget to write steps/ingredients down. So, here is the recipe online.

As a result of my scribbling, I whizzed everything in my food processor instead of mashing or "whisking" as the recipe directs and the consistency came out smoother than the photo in the magazine.

Still, this was delicious with some baguette.

The following is what I scribbled down and how I did it:

Sardine brandade serves 4 from "Whole Living April 2012"

200 grams potato, peeled and cooked
2 cloves roasted garlic
1 can sardines in olive oil, net weight 105 grams
2 tablespoons olive oil
zest of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon lemon juice
some cayenne pepper
crusty bread

Cook potato for about 8 to 10 minutes or until soft and reserve 1 cup liquid
Add sardines & oil
use reserved water to adjust consistency
Add zest, juice, garlic and pepper

NOTES: I couldn't find smoked sardines, so I just used sardines that were packed in olive oil. The recipe says to use the sardines and the oil they are packed in, but because I hadn't scribbled this part down, I didn't add the packing oil.

Also, the recipe suggests boiling the garlic with the potato, but I instead roasted my garlic (oven 220C (425F) for 30 minutes).

Aesthetically, it doesn't look good, but it was, I ate it right after making it, so it was still warm and it was delicious on toasted baguette. I liked the creaminess that came from the potatoes. The recipe calls for salt, but I didn't add any.

I think this would be nice served warm in winter and served chilled for summer.

I'm making this again.


Rowena... said...

I can name a couple of other foods that don't exactly win the beauty contest (poi and natto), but like this sardine brandade, they taste so dang good!

Su-Lin said...

This looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe - will save some sardines to try this.

K and S said...

'kay I'm not with you on the natto Rowena, but there with you on the poi :)

I hope you like it Su-Lin!

Take care you two.

jalna said...

Sardines are not my thing, but this sure sounds like an interesting dish!

K and S said...

it wasn't my thing before too Jalna :)

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I have several cans of sardines in the pantry that this would be a delicious use for them. ;-)

K and S said...

hope you like this Deb ;)

Take care.