Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sardines, Sardines & more Sardines!!!

This is my quick and easy go to meal when I am either do not have time or when I am not in the mood to cook. This dish is my brother's, husband and uncle's favorite, probably because it takes less than 15 minutes to make and it taste great.

I am well aware that Sardines are not for everyone, but if you are into semi-cooking then this one is for you.

best served with white rice

1 small frying pan
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 teaspoon of butter
1/2 onion (sliced)
1 habanero pepper
3 tablespoons of oil
1/2 teaspoon of thyme
1/4 lime juice
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of Adobe seasoning
1/2 cup of water
15oz can of Sardines
1 garlic clove

Let's get started...

Medium temperature heat oil in frying pan  and fry tomato paste for 2 minutes, then toss in crush garlic clove. Once garlic clove has cooked for 2 minutes add water then sardines. Add salt, pepper (slice open if you are not afraid of the heat), lime juice, salt, thyme, seasoning and butter. After 4 minutes add sliced onions and let cook until clear. Discard habaneros pepper and enjoy.


Sardines are best paired with rice, potatoes, boiled plantain or any boiled root.


  1. It's interesting that you post this comment because I love tuna. I will post a few tuna recipes.

  2. Also Vlouis... Thanks for the comment about bookmarking this blog :)

  3. YUMMY!!! my mom makes sardines all the time,and I make it the same way but I chopped some green onions and drop it in there it with some good (du riz a pois) rice and beans,or some plaintain,sweet potatoes,etc...I love it

  4. How many servings is this? It sounds great!

  5. Can you do this with canned salmon