Being more of a savoury girl, I've always loved appetizers more than desserts and rillettes are on my top 10 list. Any kind of rillettes, really. I love the ones made with meat or fish. So elegant yet easy to make - the perfect appetizer to prepare ahead of time.
I've already shared this quick and easy recipe for salmon rillettes on the blog, and now it's time for another french fish pate: Sardines Rillettes!
Lots of rillettes recipes call for heavy cream, and you know me, it wasn't going to happen. I find that Greek yogurt works perfectly to give this spread the perfect texture and taste while saving our hips lots of calories.
If you have no problem with gluten, you can serve these sardines rillettes on toasts but if you do, it's also delicious on cucumber slices. Have I mentioned that this would be the perfect low carb snack?
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Quick and Easy Hazelnut Sardines Rillettes
Looking for an elegant low carb and gluten-free appetizer? Look no further than this Hazelnut Sardines Rillettes! It's quick and easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.
- 2 oz hazelnuts 50 g, chopped
- 1 shallot chopped finely (about 2 tbsp)
- ½ bunch chives chopped finely
- 2 cans sardines in olive oil, mostly drained about 4 oz - 110g each
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt about 3.5 oz - 100 g
- freshly cracked pepper
Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and, using a fork, mix until well combined. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with additional chives (optional).
Cover and keep in the fridge until ready to eat (the flavors will develop).
Serve on toasts or on cucumber slices for a low carb/gluten free/primal option.
Adapted from Saveurs French magazine.