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  • #16
    Pesto right on top.

    Or just salt and pepper


    • #17
      can also blend them into a caesar salad dressing of some kind.

      but yea, if you eat them at work, don't do it in your office nor discard the tin anywhere near anyone else, the smell is a bit strong. I think I drove some officemates away due to eating fishies at work...
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      • #18
        My favorite way to eat sardines or herring is mushing them with water they come in, and topping with sprouts. Or piling on a slice of a cucumber or radish. mmgh.
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        • #19
          Endive sardine boats...

          Recipe from a cookbook I have:

          6 sardine fillets.
          1/2 cup finely chopped parsley.
          1 chilli, chopped finely.
          1/2 juice of a lemon, plus the zest.
          2 Tbsp olive oil.
          1/4 cup cream cheese (optional).
          1 endive.

          Grill the sardines on both sides. In a small bowl smash the sardines, parsley, chilli, lemon (zest and juice) and oil together.
          Pull apart the endive and place a spoonful of cream cheese in each and top with the sardine mixture.


          • #20
            Eat 'em out of the can ... no shame in that.

            Eat them with a salad.

            Eat them in a curry.

            Fancy some rice? Make a Kedgeree.

            Whatever you decide, eat them. They're good for you, taste good, feel good, blooming nice to eat.

            "... needs more fish!"


            • #21
              I eat them out of the can also, all the while my cats chase me around the house for a bite.
              As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.


              • #22
                Sardines are becoming my go-to protein on lazy nights. Since my previous post, I have put sardines over rice, and I've put them on top of scrambled eggs. The rice I figured would be fine, but I thought the eggs might be weird. It was very good, kind of "I'll have protein with a side of protein" good. For the rice, I used the whole can; for the eggs, I drained the can.

                Also, if you like salty things, I just found Goya Sardines in Tomato Sauce. Delish by itself. It comes in a larger oval can, and I've only eaten half the can, but I'm thinking that dumping that on top of cooked rice or some Brazilian cheese bread would be awesome. I also got some sardines in water because I want to start playing around in my kitchen with different ways to use them - I'll post if anything post-worthy comes from my experiments.
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                • #23
                  Wrap them in bacon, and bake them in the oven until the bacon is cooked.
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                  • #24
                    Here's my favorite sardine snack -- sardines, on nut-thin crackers, with a dab of sriracha sauce on top. Delicious.


                    • #25
                      Lunch; yesterdays stir fry veggies, or a half packet of good frozen veggie mix. Steam in the microwave at work, drain off the liquid. Open your tin of sardines and toss in with the veg. Add some soy sauce/tamari, sesame oil, a splash of lime and some chili, heat for a bit longer. Simple, quick, tasty, yum. Although my business partner does accuse me of eating cat food when I do this.....


                      • #26
                        Originally posted by skorpion317 View Post
                        Wrap them in bacon, and bake them in the oven until the bacon is cooked.
                        Yep, wrapped in bacon is great, although I fry them.


                        • #27
                          Shredded and mixed with some diced tomato, peppers and onion, A bit of lemon juice, a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper... and I usually use endive's leaves as a spoon. Crunchy and fresh!

                          Pd. I used to be able to buy as many fresh sardines as I wanted for a ridiculously cheap price in my home town... now I miss them sooooo much ;__;


                          • #28
                            If your sardines are raw, you could try this Mediterranean dish called "bouillabaisse" (many different recipes out there).
                            If they are pre-cooked and swimming in oil (hopefully olive oil), eat them straight from the can.
                            I prefer to buy mine in glass jars though, swimming in organic olive oil. I can base my meal just on sardines like that


                            • #29
                              I think you can eat them.


                              • #30
                                I eat them out of the can as a snack or for lunch, usually.

                                You can also make a really good, easy 'pasta' sauce with them. To do this, I take about a tablespoon or two of the olive oil from the can (assuming you got ones canned in olive oil) and saute a bunch of minced garlic - like 4-5 cloves at least. Add chopped fresh tomatoes - or a can or two of tomatoes - and cook for about five minutes. Mince up the sardines and add those. Add some cayenne pepper and let it all cook down for awhile until the sauce is thick. Add salt and pepper to taste. You can put other fresh herbs in too, if you have them on hand - olives or capers might be a good addition, too. I eat it over spaghetti squash, or you could poach a couple of eggs in the sauce and eat it that way.