A sardine appetizer with wonderful flavors of the summer
We had company last week and set out an appetizer spread, including these sardine crackers. It turns out that none of the company would get near sardines and I spoiled my dinner gobbling up the whole tray.
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These crackers are simple: We used our sun dried tomato and roasted red pepper spread as a base and added a sardine bite to the top of each. Tomato is a natural companion to sardines, so the flavors blended well. The crackers also needed a bit of garnish and basil was sitting on my kitchen island anyway, so I added it. The basil added great flavor as well as garnish.
Plan for about a dozen crackers per sardine tin.
Sardine Appetizer Ingredients
- 12 crackers
- 1/3 cup sun dried tomato roasted pepper dip
- 1 tin of sardines
- Fresh basil
Sardine Appetizer Steps
- Spread dip onto crackers
- Add sardine pieces to crackers
- Tuck fresh basil under each sardine
The crackers will get a bit soft over several hours with the dip sitting on them but the flavor is still great.