Sardine ‘Rillettes’ & Spelt Toasts

Have you ever paid attention to how beautiful sardine cans are pretty? The overall graphic design, the logo, the colors… The ones pictured above are coming from a trip to Portugal. Sardine is maybe not an ‘it fish’ … but it should! Full of Omega 3, calcium, vitamin D and B,  all those nutrients are kept in those beautiful cans. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe with sardine, which should be sold on the market stalls in April (till November).Ingredients:

  • 1 can olive oil sardines, drained
  • 3 tbsp fresh goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • the juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 spelt bread slices
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Retrieve the sardines from their can and remove the fish fillet bones (as well as the remaining tails if needed)
  2. Mash with a fork Ecrasez-les grossièrement à la fourchette
  3. Add the goat cheese, the olive oil, the chives and the hazelnuts; mash again and mix well
  4. Toast your spelt bread
  5. Spread the rillettes on the bread slices, add salt and pepper and top with parsley
  6. Serve with a dash of lemon