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Dec 20, 2006 05:20 PM

sardines in tomato sauce


i have a couple of tins of sardines packed in tomato sauce. i did a search for sardines already and came up with a few ideas like sauteed with capers and lemon. i was wondering if anyone had anything else particularly delicious?


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  1. ahh, my secret craving... sardines.
    the wonderful nasty things you can do, i personally eat them, slightly warmed, on toast with S&P. i could eat them all day..
    i know......i'm disgusting, and i love it!

    1. Diced red onion and seeded tomato, chili powder or chili sauce of choice, chopped cilantro, lime juice to taste. Mix w/ sardines. No need to heat.

      1. I'm old fashioned when it comes to the eating of sardines: right out of the can, on a saltine cracker.

        And now, an anecdote:
        One childhood Thanksgiving many moons ago, I devoured an entire can of sardines by myself, and proceeded to vomit in the middle of a viewing of *The Empire Strikes Back* (pre-VCR era, on an actual projector). I believe I also finished the remnants of a few adult guests' alcoholic beverages, so the liquor-sardine combo was likely the upchuck inducer. Whereas many people have a lifelong aversion to something that made them violently ill, I continue to have a fondness for sardines....and liquor. I just know now not to combine them.

        1. Right out of the can on good bread. With a hunk of nice cheese and some decent wine.

          1. Sardine and mayo sandwich. Spread both slices of bread with lots of mayo, sandwich in the sardines, make sure you get in that tomato sauce. mmm so good. I used to eat this a lot.