Tinned sardine rillettes with vodka-pickled cucumbers

These simple sardine rillettes are perfect for a quick lunch, and can be adapted according to what you have in the fridge. Try swapping the capers for finely chopped cornichons or gherkins, or the black olives for green ones, for example. The rillettes will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

First published in 2023
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Ingredients

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Vodka-pickled cucumbers

Rillettes

To serve

  • bread, toasted

Method

1

To make the pickles, combine the vinegar, vodka, sugar and salt and stir until the salt and sugar have dissolved

  • 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of vodka
  • 2 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
2

Combine with the cucumbers, dill and pink peppercorns and set aside

3

To make the rillettes, drain the sardines of oil but reserve it

4

Mash the sardines to a paste, then mix in all the other ingredients

5

Serve the rillettes and pickles with toasted bread

  • bread, toasted
First published in 2023
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