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sardines in tomato sauce

rebs Dec 20, 2006 05:20 PM


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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    RiJaAr RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 07:09 PM

    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. Sam Fujisaka RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 07:41 PM

      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.

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        bourbongirl RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 07:51 PM

        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. C. Hamster RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 09:02 PM

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

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            slacker RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 09:02 PM

            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.

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              MzMaggie RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 09:03 PM

              Mix the sardines, sauce and diced red onions and serve them on crackers. just be sure to invite me over when you do it.

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                djohnson22 RE: rebs Dec 20, 2006 09:04 PM

                My first thought too was right out of the tin on crackers... although I have to admit I have yet to be wowed by any of the sardines in tomato sauce that I have tried; mustard sauce on the other hand... yum

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                  cayjohan RE: djohnson22 Dec 21, 2006 03:14 AM

                  The plain or mustard sauce packed are my favorites, but I also like to whip up a little caper mayonnaise to plop on the bread/cracker. I'm sure it would be good with the tomato-packed sardines as well, come to think of it.

                  And yes, I agree - right out of the tin. But if you have cats in the house, this will make them crazy.

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                    RiJaAr RE: cayjohan Dec 22, 2006 05:09 PM

                    when i had one i gave him the leftover sauce.. made him very happy

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                  sandpiper RE: rebs Dec 21, 2006 05:00 AM

                  This is a great sandwich recipe using sardines in tomato sauce ~ The Great Sardini Sandwich


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                    ctl98 RE: rebs Dec 21, 2006 05:17 AM

                    This is one of my quick "hurried nights" pasta sauces. Saute a can of sardines in some olive oil, garlic and chopped onions. Add some capers, toss in some pasta, and you'll have a quick hearty dinner dish.

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