Author: Mrs Butterfingers
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
An easy to make appetizer using canned sardines, cream cheese, butter and seasonings.
  • ⅓ cup(1.5 oz) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 ( 3 /4 oz/115 g) can sardines
  • 1 scallion, white and green parts finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons capers drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • A dash of Sriracha hot chili sauce
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Mash together the cream cheese and butter with a fork until smooth and well blended.
  2. Drain the sardines.
  3. Add the sardines to the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  4. Add the scallions, capers, lime juice, salt, a generous grind of black pepper and a dash of Sriracha hot chili sauce. Taste and add more salt, lime juice or Sriracha sauce if desired.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let your rillettes rest quietly in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 4 hours.
  6. Rillettes can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Let come to room temperature before serving with crackers, a baguette, or thin slices of toasted French bread.
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