Mash with Sardines
grs of maize flour ;
grs of fresh sardines ;
grs of onions ;
grs of fresh tomatoes ;
dl of olive oil ;
bunch of parsley ;
to taste ;
to taste ;
the scales and guts from the sardines with the
help of a small knife. Wash them in cold water
and let them dry.
Place a pot on the stove with about 4 liters
of salted water. When the water begins to boil,
add the sardines and let them cook.
After the sardines have been cooked (which should
take about 10 minutes), place them on a dish.
In another pot, use the olive oil to fry the
minced onion, the peeled, deseeded and finely
diced tomatoes and part of the parsley. Stir
and fry but avoid browning.
Add about 3 liters of the water in which the
sardines were boiled after passing it through
a fine strainer. Bring to a boil. Season with
salt and pepper.
Take the pot off the flame and dissolve the
flour in the liquid with the help of a metal
beater or a wooden spoon.
Place the pot on the flame once again and cook
the mixture for about an hour, stirring from
time to time to prevent burning.
Serve the mash hot, accompanied by the sardines
which should be seasoned with olive oil and
The sardines should be medium sized. The
tomato should be preferentially very ripe. Take
off the stem and scald the tomato in boiling
water so as to be able to peel more easily.
Then cut the tomato in half and take out the
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