Smoked Sardines and Kumquat Crostini

Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


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Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

By Nik Sharma

Published 2018

  • About

Crostini look fancy, but they’re dead easy to make. And you can top them with anything you like. I make a salty, umami-filled topping of sardines or anchovy fillets paired with thin slices of sweet-tart kumquats, creamy butter beans, fresh dill, and lemon. You could also serve this topping as a dip for the bread.


  • ½ cup [55 g] kumquats, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 Thai chiles, seeded and thinly sliced
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Combine all the ingredients except the bread in a medium bowl. Carefully fold the ingredients together with a large spoon or spatula. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F [180°C]