Sardines for beginners: a simple dip
This easy-to-prepare sardine spread is a hit with lovers of the tiny fish and skeptics alike
Horseradish and mustard blended with delicate sardines from Norway give this creamy spread its snappy flavor.
Scandinavian Sardine Spread
2 cans (3 3/4 ounces each) Norway sardines in oil, drained
4 oz (about 1/2 cup) light cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped red onion
3 tbsp. chopped fresh dill (or 1 tbsp. dried dill weed)
3 tbsp. prepared horseradish
2 tbsp. prepared yellow mustard
Combine all ingredients with a fork, blend thoroughly.
Serve mounded in a bowl or in red and/or green bell pepper halves. Surround with crackers. Can be prepared and refrigerated up to two days ahead.
This week’s recipe is courtesy of Seattle’s Nordic Heritage Museum, and was first published in their cookbook, Tasty Traditions.
This article originally appeared in the March 13, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.