Best Sardine Recipe

I encourage the eating of sardines regularly in my work as a nutritional educator because it’s one of the best ways to get Omega 3 essential fatty acid. A 3 ounce can contain about 1000 milligrams of Omega 3. But it’s sometimes met with resistance.

Sardines are a little strong in flavor but there are many ways to eat them that taste delicious; in a red sauce, with mustard or mayo on bread or pasta. I’m always thinking about the best ways to eat them. This recipe ranks as being one of the tastiest I’ve found yet.

I modified the following recipe based on what I had in the house:

Pan Fried Sardines on Real Food 

It calls for lemon juice, garlic, arrowroot powder, parsley, cumin, pepper and salt fried in coconut oil and served on lettuce.

I didn’t have any lemons or parsley so I tried to think of something acidic I might use instead. I had kalamata olives so I mixed them with the sardines, added the arrowroot powder, cumin, black pepper and salt. You make them into little patties and fried them in coconut oil. The results? Delicious and not much of that strong fishy taste. Only good savory flavors.

Sardines can run as cheap as a $1.29 per can. I recommend getting the sardines in water since we don’t know the quality of the oil they are packed in and often those cost more anyways. You are also getting around 300 milligrams of calcium per can.  And of course sardines are a good source of protein as well.

Fry them with olives or use the original recipe. Either way eat more sardines!

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