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Sardine Seviche

Sardine Seviche 4.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Jul 18, 2012

Spaniards traditionally have eaten sardines topped with minced onion or garlic. Peruvians added their own touches -- hot peppers and lemon juice -- and came up with this version. The tomatoes add a refreshing note.

Make Ahead: The sardines need to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • Two 4.5-ounce cans sardines (preferably packed in olive oil), drained
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup), rinsed with hot water and drained
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 small ripe but firm tomato (about 3 ounces), seeded and diced

Directions

Place the sardines in a glass pie plate.

Combine the onion and jalapeno in a medium glass bowl.

Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, cumin and black pepper in a small glass bowl and add to the vegetables, tossing to combine. Pour the mixture over the sardines, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, until chilled.

To serve, line individual plates with lettuce leaves and top with the sardines and vegetables, spooning over some of the marinating liquid. Place the tomato at the edge of each plate and serve.


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Adapted from "The South American Table," by Maria Baez Kijac (Harvard Common Press, 2003).

Tested by Jim Webster.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (not including the lettuce leaves): 130


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 6g 9%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 80mg 27%

Sodium: 430mg 18%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 14g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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