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My DH reads the Philly newspaper online.

This morning he blurts out as we’re sitting down to breakfast, “you’ll love this article-5 Recipes That Will Make You Love Sardines.  Let me forward this to your email inbox.  They’re a little fancy for me though.”

I am not a fan of sardines.  I can barely open the can to serve them to my husband. 

His all time favorite way to eat them is atop hot steamed white rice, a handful of diced sweet white onions, some Furikake and Shoyu (soy sauce)… my father taught him this, not me!

post #2 of 12

Something like this?

 

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #3 of 12

Omigod. Fresh sardines about 6" long, dusted with flour and fried in olive oil. Salt, a fine tempranillo with a lettuce/ tomato/ onion/ cucumber salad, sherry vinaigrette and a crusty baguette = heaven. And I'll take that tempranillo in a short stemless tumbler. 

post #4 of 12

I can only get them frozen IQF, but once thawed, seasoned and grilled they are a special treat.  As for canned sardines King Oscar are it for me.  Love those whole little fishies all in a row.  I had some the other day for breakfast - nice peasant toast, layer of sardines and a sunny side up farm fresh egg on top - it was loverly.

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Now, MAYBE I could get behind fresh sardines, but the canned ones, ACK! 

I'm such a good wife ...

post #6 of 12

Well, you could also try rubbing garlic on toast and place good canned sardines on them. Definitely the salad on the side though smile.gif

 

Try getting imported canned sardines. Ones from Spain or Italy are exceptional. Forget anything American (sorry). 

post #7 of 12
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ACK!  More small fishes, anchovies. 

My darling husband and his childhood friend

(who lives near to us) LOVE these things, go figure.


Edited by kaneohegirlinaz - 8/24/13 at 7:58pm
post #8 of 12

Gee, I should have taken some pictures of the pickled smelt I made recently.  Yum.

 

Normally I dust them in flour and deep fry, head, guts and all.  I like them with hot wing sauce, or a sriracha mayo.  This was the first time I salted and then pickled them.  A lot of work to clean the little buggers, but they were tasty.  I love anchovies as well.

 

Gee, maybe I'll add "bait" to the list of possible subjects should I ever get to pick the monthly challenge.

 

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post #9 of 12

Don't like small fish? How about this "fritura Malagueña". We had it last year in November in the Malaga region. There's fried fresh boquerones (anchovies, bottom left) on them but more special are the chanquetes in the left upper part of the picture. Very tiny fish, in Spain they often refer to them as baby anchovies, fried "as-is", meaning with guts, eyes, anything included. Delicious and also eaten by women, I guarantee you.

 

post #10 of 12

Beutiful fritura Chris.

I use a flat cast iron pan (reserved for fish only) for these imported from Spain sardines. But i clean the guts.

 

 

It's an extraordinary tasty fish. Fish smell all over the place!

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post #11 of 12
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 ... Fish smell all over the place!

 

I LOVE fish, the smell in the house to me is, well, home.

When I walk into our house, it always smells like something yummy. 

Fresh fish doesn’t/shouldn’t smell.

It’s just those little fish that make me squeamish.

Funny though, I adore the Chinese-style of a steamed whole fish, eyeballs and all,

brought to the table and then hot oil poured over it, the aroma is intoxicating.

post #12 of 12
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... Delicious and also eaten by women ...

 

 

CB, I’ll take the calamari, scampi, and is that baby octopodes in the right corner?

I’m allergic to oysters and scallops, odd though, I can eat clams, go figure... That plate does look very tasty in deed. 

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