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post #1 of 16
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The other day I put some sardines on the bbq and now I have a whole bunch left over.
They were marinated with some turmeric, lemon and chili. I have filleted them .
I am now looking for some ideas to use them up. So far I am thinking about empanadas with sardine filling, but thinking it mightbe a bit too strongly flavoured. Maybe I should mix in some sour cream or so?
Another idea is to make some form of puff pastry with sardine and cream cheese filling, or just a sandwich spread?
Anybody out here having any better ideas?

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post #2 of 16

Sardine cakes (prepared like crab cakes) with a cabbage/apple slaw & gazpacho shooter.

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post #3 of 16

I make a spread with canned sardines, I'm assuming it would also work with your cooked sardines: with a fork, mash the filets with any or all of the following:

 

- a liberal amount of butter,

- a bit of olive oil, 

- lemon juice,

- mustard,

- finely diced shallots,

- finely diced capers,

- finely diced cornichons,

- minced parsley,

- S & P. 

 

Spread on bread or toast and serve as a hors d'oeuvre. 

post #4 of 16

Do variations on Nicoise or Greek salad. If they are fresh, make a Catalan escabeche.

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post #5 of 16

Quick dip in some batter then deep fried.

There's something about an oily fish battered and then fried in oil.

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post #6 of 16

Clean the sardines (take away the peel, too), blend them in the robot with:

hazelnuts

breadcrumbs

grated orange zest (a lot)

parsley

garlic (not too much)

 

Make balls the size of a walnut (or bigger, if you prefer), roll them in breadcrumbs, brown them in olive oil (not too much), then add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and let cook for 15 minutes at a low heat.

You can also add half a handful of coarsely chopped hazelnuts or almonds to the sauce.

 

This is a Catalan version of a Moroccan recipe.

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post #7 of 16

Use for canapés and Hors D

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post #8 of 16
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Thanks for all the suggestions!
For the first lot I crushed some fresh chili and garlic in my pestle and mortar. Mashed the sardines with a for, added the chili-garlic, mixed in some sour cream (just because I had some), a bit of pepper, white wine vinegar and some chopped culantro.
I served it on freshly baked wholewheat bread.
It went down like a treat!
I still got lots left over and I am quite intregued by this moroccan-catalan fish ball idea.
I'm sure I'll make some extra dips as well!

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post #9 of 16

There is a kind of pilav in NW Turkey, along the Black Sea coast, that uses fresh sardines, so you may also consider that.

post #10 of 16

I have a subscription on the French food magazine "Cuisine & Vins de France". Recently I visited their website to check on something and discovered a goldmine on French recipes.

Just out of curiosity I did a search on "sardines" in the recipe section. It came up with 5 pages, each counting 20 recipes!

 

Here's the search string; http://www.cuisineetvinsdefrance.com/recette/sardines

It's obviously in French, but maybe the Google translator will come in handy? The first suggestion is "pissaladière aux sardines marinées", doesn't that sound delicious! 

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I have a subscription on the French food magazine "Cuisine & Vins de France". Recently I visited their website to check on something and discovered a goldmine on French recipes.

Just out of curiosity I did a search on "sardines" in the recipe section. It came up with 5 pages, each counting 20 recipes!

 

Here's the search string; http://www.cuisineetvinsdefrance.com/recette/sardines

It's obviously in French, but maybe the Google translator will come in handy? The first suggestion is "pissaladière aux sardines marinées", doesn't that sound delicious! 

Cool - thanks for the link!

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post #12 of 16

WOW.   The only idea I can come up with is cat food.   

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WOW.   The only idea I can come up with is cat food.   

Then I possibly qualify as a cat. My cat would approve..

post #14 of 16

If I had leftover sardines I'd probably just eat them.

 

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post #15 of 16

Indeed, indeed. One wonders what this "left over" thing is at all... cool.gif

post #16 of 16
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I just full on misjudged the amount we could eat and since they were defrosted (landlocked country, so I could only get frozen sardines) I decided it was best to put them on the braai anyway, instead of re-freezing...
And so I ended up with lots left. I have made some different spreads and they are nice on toast.
I still got more. Might just fry them all up and eat tonight :-)

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