Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baked Sardines Minimalist Recipe (garlic, cilantro, tomatoes)

Can you see I am sardine-crazy? ;p

bottom to top: Brunswick Sardines, Wild Planet Wild Sardines (in BPA-free can), Crown Prince Brisling Sardines


Lots of garlic, fresh tomatoes, sardines* (comes in a tin), bake in the oven, drizzles of extra-virgin olive oil, garnish generously with finely chopped cilantro...

then "everything" on the bread toast. Wait wait wait! You have heard and seen this before?!?!? The toast thingy?

*Rewind*


Before slathering the "sardines-mash" on the bread, you have the other option to toss them with pasta.


Kinda late? You have already enjoyed your sardine sandwich. Make it again, another time!

*Repeat*

Lots of thinly sliced garlic, diced tomatoes, sardines (comes in a tin), some finely chopped cilantro, bake in the oven 375F 10-15mins, drizzles of extra-virgin olive oil, garnish generously with more finely chopped cilantro.

*Cooking Notes: I have tried Crown Prince Natural One Layer Brisling Sardines in Water, 3.75-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) (about $3.50/tin in Whole Foods Market or Sprouts Farmer's Market) and Brunswick Sardines In Spring Water, 3.75 Ounce Tins (Pack of 25) (about $1.29/tin in Trader Joes).

Oh, I have to say, the Brisling Sardines smell and taste so much better with delicate (smokey) flavor. Price for quality, I must say. I have also bought the Wild Planet - Wild Sardines in Spring Water / 12 pack after reading from FoodGal.com that the canned fishes (tuna, sardines, salmon) come in BPA-free can. I have not done a taste-test on these canned sardines though. Can't wait. Sharing these sardine-shopping tips with Tip Day Thursday.

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