Sunday, August 10, 2008

Spicy Sardine Sandwich Recipe

Playing around with the newly acquired photoshop. I know I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go but well, I am learning.

Sardine is pretty easy to get here in the US but most of the times they come in oil whereby in Malaysia, most of them comes in tomato sauce. They are widely used as filling, be it sandwiches or puff or roti canai (pratha). Some people might think less about sardine compared to tuna but trust me, if you know how to prepare them, you will get hooked.

Sardine sandwich is one of my personal favourite when it comes to sardine of course. It is cheap, easy to make and easy to eat and also healthier. My other favourite would be eating white rice with sardine, cut chili and onion. That would be for another post.
Sardine Sandwich
Serves 2


1 can sardine in tomato sauce
1 red chili or if you like it hotter, 2 thai chili, finely chopped
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1-2 tbsp ketchup
1-2 tbsp lime/lemon juice
Salt & sugar

1. Put all the ingredients and the juice from the sardine into a bowl and mix well.

2. Add in the sardine and using a spoon or fork, mash the sardine (gently if you want it to stay a bit chunky)

3. Taste to your liking.

If you are using a sandwich maker, lightly butter 1 side of each bread. Place the bread with the buttered side out.


KitchenGirl said...

your blog makes me soooo hungry :) I'm not real fond of sardines, but my father in law loves them and I *know* he'd love these... I think I might too :)

jabishah said...

Hmmm... yum yum!

Rasa said...

You can get the tomato-based sardines (Cap Ayam) brand easily at Asian stores.

daphne said...

a classic! It's so hard to take photos of these though. I made some a few weeks ago but didnt manage to take decent photos. hmm. U did much better.

I like mine with chopped shallots and chili. =)

Sri said...

I love sardines sandwich. My mom always made that when we go to the beach or for a picnic! Yummy!

Yatie_T said...

what a great idea of using a sandwich maker. I think it tastes better kan? I have to make it one of these days. :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

KG, u shud give it a try. by adding the lime juice, it lessen the fishy taste and compliments the tomato sauce. or, u can always surprise your father in law and make him this dish. ;)

Ja, buat, jgn tak buat.

Rasa, i have yet to find them in my area. will try and look for tht brand the next time i go to asian store.

Daphne, i kno wht u mean. i got help in tweaking the pic so its clear. using wheat bread didn help either. sometimes i would use shallot instead of red onion too. ;)

Sri, nostalgic. my mom usually make sardine and egg and i would choose sardine sandwich.

Yatie, u tak pernah guna sandwich maker for this ke? actually they come out better when u use sandwich maker.

JUN said...

i always love anything wif sardine..karipap sardin my fav..hehehe. eh, farina..nnti buatla karipap..there;s one ez recipe for d dough..kat MyResipi..

tigerfish said...

I hope to make this when I get my sandwich maker!

Tie said...

Hmm sedap betul hidangan tu..foto pun cantik..nasib baik tie tak termasuk dlm skrin ni..

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jun, actually the recipe for karipap dough memang senang. Its just when i mix them all together yg fail tu. haha.

Tigerfish, im sure ur gonna love making this using the sandwich maker.

Tie, terima kasih. i masih lagi learning how to take pic. no need to masuk screen, masuk dapur aje cukup. hehe.

Anis Zainal-Pacleb said...

my all-time fav ok! i usually add cut cili padi and diced shallots pastu tumis2 sket with blended cili kering. once the filing is ready, i campak je dlm sandwich maker......yummy........

Salt N Turmeric said...

Anis, sardine sandwich memang sedap gila kan? kalau ikut nafsu, 1 can tu memang tak cukup. hehe.

Shantanu said...

Wow, this certainly looks (and sounds) yummy! The only thing remotely similar I have eaten is a East Indian dish where they stuff deboned fish mixed with other spices into a 'paratha' bread.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Shantanu, thanks for visiting. Paratha is 1 of Msian all-time breakfast favourite and is commonly called roti canai. Among other filling for them is sardine. yup, we'r crazy abt sardine. hehe.

chumpman said...

Love sardine with tomato sauce, cheap, yummy and convenient. I like to make fried rice with it along with onion and chili as well.