I got some Brunswick sardines in olive oil and opened them up. I think I expected some tiny anchovies or something, but these things are big. Not to mention almost whole (headless but have skin, bones, organs). I did a quick search on what I should do to eat these (I don't think I can stand eating them plain) and all the suggestions involve spreading onto a cracker/bagel. So what are paleo ways to eat large, whole sardines? These are a great travel food so I want to learn to love these lol.
Mash them in with avocado, a little salt & pepper, some feta cheese, some dried basil, a dash of fresh lemon juice - wrap in a romaine lettuce leaf and enjoy.
Make some homemade mayonnaise with good eggs, light olive oil or macadamia oil, lemon juice, champagne vinegar and sea salt.
Wrap a sardine in a lettuce leaf with a slice of avacado and a dollop of your mayonnaise. MMMM.
EDIT: I also empty the contents of the can into a small pyrex glass bowl, season with oregano, dash of thyme and marjoram, cracked black pepper, then crack two whole eggs on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven til the egg whites are somewhat firm and white. Top with grated raw pecorino romano or a smear of your mayonnaise. Also MMM.
First up I recommend not getting the ones in Oil (even if it is 100% Olive), go with spring water for a good omega balance!
I too don't particularly enjoy eating them straight (although possible). I usually rice some cauliflower or boil some chopped asian cabbage and at the end throw the sardines in and mash em up so the bones are nice and small. I usually add a few tbs of coconut oil and some nori flakes at the end too, becomes a meal not so much a snack!
edit: above obviously isnt an option when on the move.. sorry.
brown some onions and capsicum, add some garlic and mushrooms , then add chopped tomatoes, spinach and sardines (break them up), then scramble your eggs in with some chopped parsley. i normally put a little grated cheese on top at the end as well, but i put grated cheese on everything.
are you sure they still have the organs? i find this highly unorthodox.
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