Forget tuna and grab a can of sardines in olive oil for a quick and filling lunch or I should say sardine sandwich. Canned sardines are versatile. Top it with whatever you like and spread it on bread, vegetables, or pasta. This sardine sandwich recipe is a go-to meal when you’re short on time and craving something delicious.
Sardines taste like boiled tuna. It has a fishy flavor and is easy to handle. Sardines can be used as canned. Draining the oil it gets in is up to you and what you’re making. The oil makes a nice tough vinaigrette, so I wouldn’t throw it away.
I’m on an informal quest to try every kind of canned fish I can find. Convenient and affordable canned fish is essentially a blank canvas. Simply add your favorite spices, flavors, and spices. Or just squeeze fresh lemon juice and eat.
This sandwich recipe is similar to the Tuna Salad Sandwich recipe.
If you don’t like bold fish, add flavors and spices. This will attenuate strong flavors and balance them out. Another tip is to rinse the sardines and soak them in milk. This will reduce the fishiness.
Let me tell you something from a while back when I was living in a hotel room. Canned fish is one of my favorite ways to eat it easily in a hotel room. It is also healthy and versatile. I use canned fish day and night. I throw a few cans in my suitcase when I travel, as they don’t need to be refrigerated until I open them.
Knowing this is a little strange, but I love the idea of being able to feed myself on the go while traveling, and kipper snacks are perfect for this. Just fill it with crackers and cheese.
Whenever I am on the road, I like to take my lunch with me. Food at airports is usually ridiculously expensive. Recently, sardines, herring, trout, smoked salmon, and other canned fish and sandwiches combine products. They are all high in omega-3 fatty acids, rich in protein, and delicious.
Some of this week’s sandwiches used small, lightly toasted whole wheat English muffins. I like the size of the muffins, and they don’t fall apart even when filled with juicy fillings like a Greek salad. This is inspired by the classic Mediterranean combination of sardines and spinach. I like to use sardines lightly smoked in olive oil.
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Sandwiches are easy to make, but this sardine sandwich is super easy and insanely delicious. An exquisite dish made with tomato sauce made with canned sardines added with chili sauce and onions for added aroma. It’s amazing how simple ingredients such as eggs, lettuce, and tomatoes can be so delicious.
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Sardine Sandwich Needs
For making a sandwich there are some things you should’ve and your sandwich cant be made without’em. Like bread or toast for starters. Lemme tell you how.
Toast looks like boring bread, but its fluffy texture makes it perfect for this sandwich. Plain toast doesn’t have a lot of flavors, but the flat surface keeps the structure of the sandwich better. The thick sauce seeps through the layers of ingredients, and as it soaks into the surface of the toast, the flavor increases.
There are many types of canned sardines. If you’ve been to Portugal, you know it has quite a collection. This recipe uses canned sardines with tomato sauce only. You can also find it in local and Asian grocery stores.
The type of chili sauce you use here is very important. Sweet chili sauce is the best choice as the sandwich is not spicy. A good substitute is Thai sweet chili sauce, which is less spicy and sweeter. If you love homemade Thai sweet chili sauce, check out this recipe. If you don’t have chili sauce, sauté fresh chili slices.
Sardine Sandwich Topping
I don’t know about you but for me, toppings and dips are as important for any sandwich as the meat or bread, so here we are with the toppings.
The sardine sandwiches sold at food stalls and convenience stores are plain without any ingredients. If you want to be full, please enjoy it with sliced boiled egg or tomato. Cucumbers and lettuce are the main vegetables. Of course, you can also season it with other fun ingredients like avocado, cheese, and pickled cucumbers.
Sardine Sandwich Recipe
This sardine sandwich recipe requires very few ingredients and you can add veggies if you want to make a sardine salad sandwich, so it’s easy for lazy people like myself. Sardines are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and calcium. It has less mercury than most other fish, making it a healthier alternative. They are delicious too.
Materials for this are cheap and readily available. This recipe is super easy and only takes about 10 minutes. Perfect for school lunches and company lunches. It’s also great as an afternoon tea or party finger food.
Talking about kids and their lunch I remember I grew up eating sardine sandwiches. My mom used to make it and put it in my school lunch. It was easy and delicious, and I loved it then and now. Thankfully, I have great taste in food.
This recipe uses 1 canned sardine for 6 slices of bread. I used to be able to cut 8 sardines in one can, but now the amount of sardines in one can have decreased. oh well!
- 2 slices of your favorite bread
- 1 can of sardines (or your choice)
- 3 tablespoons chopped coriander, parsley, or arugula
- 1 handful chopped green onion
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- lime or lemon juice
- salt and pepper
- Lightly toast the bread and spread a thin layer of mayonnaise
- Sprinkle green onions on the mayonnaise, and put as much sardine on the bread as you like
- Press the sardines with a fork to break them up a little and cover the bread
- Place the chopped vegetables over the sardines – use as many vegetables as you like
- Squeeze lime or lemon juice over vegetables
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place the second piece of bread on top
Voila! your sandwich is ready, go to your bedroom and eat it alone, because if it was me I won’t share it with anyone. And once you eat you’ll know why.
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FAQs – Sardine Sandwich
No, sardine sandwiches are not suitable for vegetarians, as sardines are a type of fish. However, vegetarians can make a similar sandwich using vegetarian-friendly substitutes, such as chickpeas or tofu.
Sardine sandwiches should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consumed within 1-2 days. It is not recommended to freeze sardine sandwiches, as the texture of the bread and filling may change.
Conclusion – Sardine Sandwich
Till now you might have got the idea that I am a fan of sandwiches and a sardine sandwich is among my favorites. And now that you know about the sardine sandwich recipe there must not be anything stopping you from trying this out.
Also do read the following few other related articles.
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- Chicken Waffle Sandwich And Its Tasty Recipe
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