One of the most peaceful feelings in the world is sitting on a sailboat, looking out over the water, watching other sailboats float by and sometimes even seeing a dolphin or two! On our latest sailing adventure, we created a collection of recipes that are easy to make on a sailboat and delicious too. We love sardine rillettes and have added this easy recipe to our list of perfect sailing foods. If you are out sailing this Summer, we hope you will enjoy our sardine rillettes.
These sardine rillettes are easy to make on a sailboat. You only need 5 ingredients : sardines, cream cheese, chives, shallots and lemon. (7 if you count the salt and pepper.) Mix them together and you have a wonderful starter that will delight everyone aboard your sailboat. We are all about yummy starters and snacks. We recently shared our favorite sailboat guacamole recipe with you as well.
So back to dolphins… We were lucky enough to see a baby dolphin during our most recent sailing trip through the South of France, Cinque Terre and Corsica! We were so excited because we had been searching for dolphins during our entire two week trip and we finally saw one on our very last morning after we spent the night crossing from Corsica back to mainland France. We were barely awake, it must have been around 6 :30 am. It seemed like we were the only people on the water. We had been sailing all night, had only seen maybe three or four other boats during our crossing adventure and we looked out, and when we least expected it, saw a teeny tiny dolphin doing flips in the water. It was really magical. (Keep reading for some of our travel photos in addition to the sardine rillettes recipe.)
We made these sardine rillettes recently so that we could photograph them and share the recipe with you. Eating them in our Parisian living room brought us right back to our sailing adventures. Setting sail in the South of France, that breathtaking moment when we sailed into Vernazza and saw all of the beautiful colorful houses perched in the hillside in front of us.
This was one of our favorite spots from our sailing trip. It is the Golfo dei Poeti in Portovenere in the Cinque Terre. This spot is known for having been one of the favorite swimming spots of Lord Byron.
Another favorite shot… Hugo thought we definitely should not leave Cinque Terre without buying this hat and it is one of my favorites. So glad that we bought it! 🙂
- 1 can of sardines (125g)
- 70g of cream cheese
- 1 shallot (finely chopped)
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- Zest of ½ a lemon
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 8 chives
- 1 pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 pinch of dried chili peppers (or Espelette pepper)
- Mix sardines, cream cheese and shallots in a bowl with a fork.
- Add lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, chili peppers, black pepper and 6 chives (chopped) and continue to mix.
- Decorate with 2 chives (unchopped) and some grated lemon zest.
- Put in your fridge for 1 hour before serving.
- Serve with bread.
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