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I may have posted this one before. Please forgive the redundancy, but since my two year old child gave this one a 'thumbs up', I have decided to post the recipe today:
one can of sardines in olive oil or water
two ribs of celery
handful of parsley
2 tsp of minced garlic
tahini (1 - 2 tablespoons)
Dice the celery, parsley and 1/4 red onion. Drain and mash the sardines. Add it all together along with salt, tahini and lemon juice. Mash very well and adjust flavors to taste. (I added a little extra salt and lemon juice.) The tahini has a slight bitter aftertaste - so mix well or use a little less. With some simple red grapes on the side, this was very satisfying.
As I think about it, were all 5 flavors represented? Sweet - the red grapes, Sour - the lemon, Pungent - the onion, Salty - the sea salt and the sardines, Bitter - the sesame seed (tahini). Someone once told me that if all 5 flavors were represented within a meal, then all major organs within the body have been nourished. (A chinese philosophy, I suppose?) Obviously, I am no expert. But I can say one thing-
That was one healthy lunch! Good eats everyone!
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