DIY fish paste

Prep: 7 mins
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Minimal effort, minimal ingredient recipe that packs a serious flavour punch - homemade fish paste you'll adore!

By Independent Contributor January 19 2022
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Ingredients (5)

8 anchovy fillets
120 g sardines — tinned in oil, oil removed
15 ml vegetable oil — or use the oil that’s left over from the tinned sardines and/or anchovies
10 ml tomato paste
pinch salt
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Blitz all the ingredients together in a Nutribullet and enjoy on a slice of toast with lots of butter!


  • Leave out the tomato paste if it’s not your thing, but it does add a nice boost of tang and umami
  • Add a dash of cayenne pepper
  • Save time and mix in your butter with the fish paste beforehand so you only need to add one spread on your toast before you can start eating

Reprinted with permission from Hannerie Visser from Studio H, follow along on Instagram for more.

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Comments 4

  1. John Beck says:

    Great idea! many thanks!
    What on earth is umami??

    • Matt Brummer says:

      Umami is one of the five basic tastes, along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter taste sensations. It’s most commonly defined as “savoury”, but the characteristics of umami can also be described as “meaty”, “complex” or even just “deliciousness”. A Japanese word, umami is pronounced: “oo-ma-mee”.

  2. Ronél Dunn says:

    Thank you, I will certainly try this!

  3. Michelle says:

    Works out beautifully! Just like the real thing.

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