Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Brisling Sardines Olive Oil, Lemon, Tomato Dressing

After trying Brunswick Sardines In Spring Water, 3.75 Ounce Tins (Pack of 25) - ($1.29/tin at Trader Joes), I decided to fall back to Crown Prince Sardines in Water, 4.25-Ounce Tins (Pack of 24) ($3.49/tin at Whole Foods Market).


The price difference speaks the difference for quality and taste!Especially when the sardines are consumed straight from the tin or can, tossed in a light dressing - something non-fishy with great natural smoky flavor is definitely preferred.

How the term "packed like sardines" came about, to describe over-crowding!!!

With the Brunswick Sardines in Spring Water, it's best to cook them with tomatoes, and/or lightly spiced, with a tomato-based sauce or gravy.

But in a dressing of olive oil, parsley/cilantro, a little sherry or cider vinegar, lemon, and diced tomatoes - the Brisling Sardines works really great!


And they still do look poised for success after being squeezed in that tin :)



Now ...dressed for success.

Sardines might be the only food that I consumed from cans/tins as it is difficult to get whole of fresh sardines over here. Do you like sardines? How do you cook it? Where do you get your source of sardines - fresh, canned?

Next, I shall try the Wild Planet version (for taste and texture) as the tin used in Wild Planet canned sardines are BPA-free. It's will be a bonus if they taste as good as the Brisling darlings.

I am sharing this salad of sardine dressed in olive oil, lemon, diced tomatoes, cilantro with Souper Sunday and Hearth and Soul.


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